Instructables: exploring - metalworking - casting http://www.instructables.com Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:55:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Geometer's Triangle Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometers-Triangle-Pen/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:53:59 PDT
Casting Pewter in Soapstone http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Pewter-in-Soapstone/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:59:30 PDT
Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool - USB Rechargeable http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-Lost-Foam-Cast-Cutting-Tool-USB-Rechargea/
Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool - USB Rechargeable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/7ZVC/IB4A3BC1/FHG7ZVCIB4A3BC1.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle This Instructable is for how to make a Cordless Lost Foam Cast Cutting Tool.Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page ro pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/cord...Materials:QTY Description1 2" Long piece of Kanthal 28 ga wire http://www.ebay.c...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:17:30 PDT
Casting an Aluminum Anthill http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-an-Aluminum-Anthill/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:08:08 PDT
Beer bottle opener pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Pi-beer-bottle-opener/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:45:21 PDT
Lost Foam Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Foam-Casting/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:05:42 PST
Cast Crystal Coathooks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-Crystal-Coathooks/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:45:54 PST
Cast a blade! http://www.instructables.com/id/Drop-forge-a-blade/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:13:08 PST
How To Cast Molten Aluminium Into a Solid Slingshot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Cast-Molten-Aluminium-Into-a-Solid-Slingsho/
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:12:50 PST
Cast A Die (Or Dice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-A-Die-Or-Dice/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:40:15 PST
Cast an Aluminum Slingshot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Slingshot/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:09:24 PST
Copy a Key by Casting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Copy-a-Key-by-Casting/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:08:51 PST
Green Sand Casting with Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Sand-Casting-with-Aluminum/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:38:32 PST
Kinetic sand + stick welder = Easiest Aluminum Casting EVER! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-Aluminum-Casting-EVER/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:09:08 PDT
Cast an Aluminum Bowl! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Bowl/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:00:24 PDT
Cast a Metal Ring! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-a-Metal-Ring/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:25:32 PDT
Lost Wax Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Wax-Casting-1/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:18:14 PST
Building a Micro Furnace, Metal Melting for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Melting-Metal-for-Beginners-Using-a-Micro-Furnace/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/ARAI/HQ0IQH62/FC4ARAIHQ0IQH62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/ARAI/HQ0IQH62/FC4ARAIHQ0IQH62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/ARAI/HQ0IQH62/FC4ARAIHQ0IQH62.SMALL.jpg charlesian2000 This project is for those that want to try melting metal without outlaying a huge amount of cash. This is a very quick and easy project that will help you decide if you want to melt metal. Materials for the furnace body:- 1 x coffee can (or a container roughly that size) 1 x K26 fire brick Some K...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 01:08:03 PST
DIY Crucible with a Car Fire Extinguisher http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Crucible-with-a-Car-Fire-Extinguisher/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/CCLS/HP9DTE3D/F36CCLSHP9DTE3D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/CCLS/HP9DTE3D/F36CCLSHP9DTE3D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/CCLS/HP9DTE3D/F36CCLSHP9DTE3D.SMALL.jpg bubal Channel Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/mopatin/ How to make a steel crucible with an used car fire extinguisher. The first use will burn the paint, of course, so it is better to do it outdoors. In order to protect the base from corrosion it is good to dust a bit of boric acid inside at the bott...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 04:54:59 PST
Cast Aluminum Self Cocking Crossbow Pistol http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-Aluminum-Self-Cocking-Crossbow-Pistol/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/9QQJ/HOSLX83S/FNA9QQJHOSLX83S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/9QQJ/HOSLX83S/FNA9QQJHOSLX83S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/9QQJ/HOSLX83S/FNA9QQJHOSLX83S.SMALL.jpg Jaycub    This instructable is two videos that will show you how to make a self cocking crossbow pistol from scratch. It is a fun project that involves melting and pouring aluminum (don't worry, it's easy), PVC bow making, and some work with small simple mechanisms. Depending on what skills you already h...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 12:52:27 PST
How To Cast An Aluminium Slingshot With Lost Foam Casting ⇔ The Art Of Weapons http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Cast-An-Aluminium-Slingshot-With-Lost-Foam-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/42EC/HO0Q7VYT/F5N42ECHO0Q7VYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/42EC/HO0Q7VYT/F5N42ECHO0Q7VYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/42EC/HO0Q7VYT/F5N42ECHO0Q7VYT.SMALL.jpg baneling-bust Hello! today i am showing you how i made me best slingshot yet! it took 20 hours to make but it was worth it! bands tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5eUhUPlDz8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUpV7D0LoRbYhdx2G-whWyog forge tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR2bxN9nJ20 Disclaimer: i hol...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:28:38 PST
Backyard Metal Casting and Homemade Forges http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Metal-Casting-and-Homemade-Forges/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SMALL.jpg blkhawk For thousands of years, man has worked metals. Although some of the technology to work metals is relatively recent, the initial human drive to create is still with us. null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:44:06 PDT
From 3d printed part to metal, the lost pla/abs method http://www.instructables.com/id/From-3d-printed-part-to-metal-the-lost-plaabs-me/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:50:54 PDT
casting aluminium slingshots! http://www.instructables.com/id/casting-aluminium-slingshots/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/P3M8/HHMI5ERC/FBSP3M8HHMI5ERC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/P3M8/HHMI5ERC/FBSP3M8HHMI5ERC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/P3M8/HHMI5ERC/FBSP3M8HHMI5ERC.SMALL.jpg baneling-bust i hope that you enjoy this video!
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 22:52:55 PDT
Make a two part reusable mold using plaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-two-part-reusable-mold-using-plaster/
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Sun, 12 May 2013 19:49:27 PDT
Paint Can Furnace with Accessories, Lost Foam Casting, and More! http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Can-Furnace-with-Accessories-Lost-Foam-Cast/
Paint Can Furnace with Accessories, Lost Foam Casting, and More! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/QUYV/HELX4CEH/FQFQUYVHELX4CEH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/QUYV/HELX4CEH/FQFQUYVHELX4CEH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/QUYV/HELX4CEH/FQFQUYVHELX4CEH.SMALL.jpg Morgan_Demers When I started to cast aluminum the end goal was to build a lathe from scratch following the dave gingery machine shop from scrap metal series of books. Now that I have the lathe, I won't necessarily need to cast large parts all the time, and thus it seemed like a good idea to build a smaller furnac...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:31:07 PDT
Casting an aluminium slingshot http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-an-aluminium-slingshot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/2SFM/HE080JN5/FFO2SFMHE080JN5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/2SFM/HE080JN5/FFO2SFMHE080JN5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/2SFM/HE080JN5/FFO2SFMHE080JN5.SMALL.jpg baneling-bust Hi there! in this video i show you how i cast an aluminium slingshot! I hope that you enjoy it!
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 11:22:08 PST
Spider-man Lost Foam Investment Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-man-Lost-Foam-Investment-Casting/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:56:17 PST
Lost Wax, time-lapse silver casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Wax-time-lapse-silver-casting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/C81H/HAQ35FW8/F1SC81HHAQ35FW8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/C81H/HAQ35FW8/F1SC81HHAQ35FW8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/C81H/HAQ35FW8/F1SC81HHAQ35FW8.SMALL.jpg deth2all Time lapse of me casting a few rings into silver... I put a lot of effort into making the video cool, Its kinda a montage of the process, this is more kinda artsy than a detailed step by step. I want you to see the process, and i want to help anyone that has any questions, so feel free to ask whatev...
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Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:42:20 PST
Small Figure Casting via the "Bologna Sandwich Casting Method" http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Figure-Casting-via-the-Bologna-Sandwich-Cas/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/9MK4/H9X3JGKM/F0V9MK4H9X3JGKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/9MK4/H9X3JGKM/F0V9MK4H9X3JGKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/9MK4/H9X3JGKM/F0V9MK4H9X3JGKM.SMALL.jpg in0v8 I heard about Bologna Sandwich Casting at TechShop Detriot  so I decided to give it a shot. The objective is to make small customized figures to be used in games such as Monopoly; and I made it at TechShop. To make the figures I used: Painted hardboard from the TechShop scrap bin Thin card board fr...
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:28:42 PST
Aztec Pewter Coin From Laser Etched Template http://www.instructables.com/id/Aztec-Pewter-Coin-From-Laser-Etched-Template/
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Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:50:09 PDT
Securely erasing a hard disk http://www.instructables.com/id/Securely-erasing-a-hard-disk/
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:27:48 PDT
Lead / Pewter Casting at home http://www.instructables.com/id/Lead-Pewter-Casting-at-home/
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:14:19 PDT
For the Wicked Love of Casting Metal http://www.instructables.com/id/For-the-Wicked-Love-of-Casting-Metal/
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By: Miss Cabbit

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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 08:18:45 PDT
How to use proper protection gear for metal casting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-proper-protection-gear-for-metal-castin/
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:55:42 PDT
Cast Pewter Coat Clasps http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-Pewter-Coat-Clasps/
Cast Pewter Coat Clasps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/EVI8/H337KY89/FP6EVI8H337KY89.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/EVI8/H337KY89/FP6EVI8H337KY89.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/EVI8/H337KY89/FP6EVI8H337KY89.SMALL.jpg rachel I promised my friend a big pimped-out fake fur coat, and he loves heavy metal hardware.  I had the idea to try making some gorgeous unique buckles for the coat.  After some testing I decided that a buckle, with its separate tongue piece, would be too complicated for my first pewter casting, and simp...
By: rachel

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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:39:46 PDT
Cuttlefish Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Cuttlefish-Casting/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:46:50 PST
Simple Pewter casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Pewter-casting/
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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:22:41 PST
Lost Foam Casting- a basic walk through http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Foam-Casting-a-basic-walk-through/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/BNZO/GTQVOXKP/F1UBNZOGTQVOXKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/BNZO/GTQVOXKP/F1UBNZOGTQVOXKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/BNZO/GTQVOXKP/F1UBNZOGTQVOXKP.SMALL.jpg ktow I made this walk through of lost foam casting for my high school students in my metals course. I hope this gives you a good feel of the process! Be safe and enjoy!
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 20:31:16 PDT
Home Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Foundry/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:43:19 PDT
Lard Lamp - a solid fat burner made by lost wax casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lard-Lamp-a-solid-fat-burner-made-by-lost-wax-ca/
Lard Lamp - a solid fat burner made by lost wax casting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/8A1P/GIWZLWN5/FYV8A1PGIWZLWN5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/8A1P/GIWZLWN5/FYV8A1PGIWZLWN5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/8A1P/GIWZLWN5/FYV8A1PGIWZLWN5.SMALL.jpg Atomic Shrimp Here's how to make a very simple little fat-burning lamp that is specially designed to be used with fuels that are solid at normal room temperatures, such as the leftover fats from cooking bacon, sausages, duck, lamb, etc. The reason it is able to do this is that surrounding the wick, there are pro...
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:58:21 PST
Metal Casting with SUGRU http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Casting-with-SUGRU/
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Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:44:55 PDT
Foundry: How to Build a Burner (Natural Gas) http://www.instructables.com/id/Foundry-How-to-Build-a-Burner-Natural-Gas/
Foundry: How to Build a Burner (Natural Gas) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/EC7A/GD2JC5UU/F13EC7AGD2JC5UU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/EC7A/GD2JC5UU/F13EC7AGD2JC5UU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/EC7A/GD2JC5UU/F13EC7AGD2JC5UU.SMALL.jpg jedi_knt I'm fairly new to the whole casting bit, just got my foundry up and running a month ago. It took me about six months to figure out how to build a natural gas burner, do to the lack of instruction on the web, so I figured I'd throw in my two cents and show how I made mine. What I'm posting is what I...
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Sat, 21 Aug 2010 21:41:39 PDT
Entwined Hearts Cast in Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Entwined-Hearts-Cast-in-Aluminum/
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:14:17 PST
Cast Tin! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-Tin/
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Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:50:31 PST
Casting Aluminum Ingots http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Aluminum-Ingots/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/G5BP/FXR6UI2H/F5AG5BPFXR6UI2H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/G5BP/FXR6UI2H/F5AG5BPFXR6UI2H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/G5BP/FXR6UI2H/F5AG5BPFXR6UI2H.SMALL.jpg Doug Costlow I recently decided that I would try my hand at metal casting as a way to recycle aluminum cans. After doing some research, check out http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/ I found out the easiest way to get started would be melt some cans and pour them into a cup cake pan to make ingots. I can remel...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:12:52 PDT
Build a foundry and sand-cast aluminum. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-foundry-and-sand-cast-aluminum/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:54:23 PDT
Press Aluminum Cans into Ceiling and Wall Tiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Press-Aluminum-Cans-into-Ceiling-and-Wall-Tiles/
Press Aluminum Cans into Ceiling and Wall Tiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/9E5T/FT7PL1SE/F599E5TFT7PL1SE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/9E5T/FT7PL1SE/F599E5TFT7PL1SE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/9E5T/FT7PL1SE/F599E5TFT7PL1SE.SMALL.jpg robbtoberfest This is an experimental project that uses aluminum cans to make decorative metal tiles for ceilings or walls by cutting open the cans into flat rectangles and using a die stamp to form them. This is similar to my beer can roof project except the die making is more complex here. First make a ti...
By: robbtoberfest

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Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:08:22 PDT
Homemade Refractories http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Refractories/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:39:24 PDT
Quick and cheap aluminum melting furnace setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-cheap-and-dirty-aluminum-melting-furnace-s/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:31:17 PDT