The $5.00 PAINT CAN ALUMINUM FOUNDRY FURNACE

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Introduction: The $5.00 PAINT CAN ALUMINUM FOUNDRY FURNACE

About: MSFN is "Makin Sumthin from Nuthin", I suggest you do the same! Basically I take inventory of what I have laying around that most likely cost me nothing, and building something useful and fully functional ou...

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The Furnace Can Be Made For Under $5.00!

Required:

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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    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!

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    You're Welcome! Check out my website link for even more information about metal casting :)

    https://www.youtube.com/c/MakinSumthinFromNuthin

    There is always waste veggie or motor oil to consider. I have made one of those burners too! LOL

    If it is propane powered, it can melt metals with higher melting points like copper or bronze or anything up to around 2500°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.

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    Agree, I rarely used forced air for anything. My burner is made to accept it but will reserve that for cast iron only.