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The Furnace Can Be Made For Under $5.00!

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Paint Can, Plaster of Paris, Play Sand, A Round Object To Create The Burn Chamber (I used a breadcrumb can)


How To Do An Aluminum Casting Using A Paint Can Tabletop Propane Forge By Flipping It Vertical and Using It As An Aluminum Foundry Furnace To Do Some Green Sand Casting. A Quick Start To Finish Video. Thanks For Watching!

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<p>I love your instructables! Guiding me into areas I've always wanted to try but unable to find cost affordable ways to do them. Thank you!</p>
<p>You're Welcome! Check out my website link for even more information about metal casting :)</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/c/MakinSumthinFromNuthin</p>
<p>Always enjoyable to watch metal being melted. I'd like to do some brass or cooper but I can't get &quot;free&quot; fuel out of my head, all my neighbors kick to the curb such nice burnables as hardwood chairs, tables, stools etc.</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Foundry-And-Forge/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Foundry-A...</a></p><p>☺</p>
<p>There is always waste veggie or motor oil to consider. I have made one of those burners too! LOL</p>
If it is propane powered, it can melt metals with higher melting points like copper or bronze or anything up to around 2500&deg;F. It could probably get even hotter with a forced air set up, but the venturi burner I have gets to that temperature, and I found that it's plenty for my usage, so I didn't add the forced air.
<p>Agree, I rarely used forced air for anything. My burner is made to accept it but will reserve that for cast iron only.</p>

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