Instructables: exploring - metalworking - casting http://www.instructables.com Mon, 2 May 2016 14:40:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 Casting With Delft Clay (White Bronze Anvil Pendant) http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-With-Delft-Clay-White-Bronze-Anvil-Pendant/
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 03:39:40 PST
Low Cost Foundry/forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Foundryforge/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:43:18 PST
Geometer's Triangle Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometers-Triangle-Pen/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:53:59 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
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 an Aluminum Slingshot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-Aluminum-Slingshot/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:09:24 PST
Building a Micro Furnace, Metal Melting for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Melting-Metal-for-Beginners-Using-a-Micro-Furnace/
Building a Micro Furnace, Metal Melting for Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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/
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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/
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 12:52:27 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
Aluminium Casting Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-Foundry-From-a-Gas-Bottle/
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 14:07:29 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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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
Home Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Foundry/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:43:19 PDT
Waste Oil Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Waste-Oil-Forge/
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Sat, 26 Mar 2011 15:52:47 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/
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:58:21 PST
Foundry: How to Build a Burner (Natural Gas) http://www.instructables.com/id/Foundry-How-to-Build-a-Burner-Natural-Gas/
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Sat, 21 Aug 2010 21:41:39 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/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:08:22 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
Aluminum Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum_Foundry/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:48:35 PDT
Waste-Oil Forge and Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/Waste-Oil-Forge-and-Foundry/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:24:58 PDT
Pizza Sauce Can Furnace http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Sauce-Can-Furnace/
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Sat, 12 Aug 2006 22:13:14 PDT