Instructables: exploring - metalworking - casting http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:54:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
From 3d printed part to metal, the lost pla/abs method - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/UWGF/HINOEPL7/FYXUWGFHINOEPL7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/UWGF/HINOEPL7/FYXUWGFHINOEPL7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/UWGF/HINOEPL7/FYXUWGFHINOEPL7.SMALL.jpg David Flowers   So You have your 3d printed part all finished up and its beautiful. Now what to do with it? I know turn it into a nice bronze casting that will be a forever keep sake.   Here I will demonstrate turning your 3d printed part from plastic into metal. Make sure you stay tuned for the video at the en...
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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/
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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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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/
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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/
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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/
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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 dbc1218 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/
Build a foundry and sand-cast aluminum. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/TV0Z/FTNHENRP/FLTTV0ZFTNHENRP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/TV0Z/FTNHENRP/FLTTV0ZFTNHENRP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/TV0Z/FTNHENRP/FLTTV0ZFTNHENRP.SMALL.jpg Fenris The bbw Hello instructableers, DIYers, and Internet people everywhere! Welcome to my debut instructable!!!!(Whooo, We love you Fenris! You rock! Give me your socks for my creepily obsessive collection of things related to you!). Thank you, thank you! But really, I must get to the instructable, settle down p...
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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/
Homemade Refractories - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/6Z6Z/FSLF7N74/FD06Z6ZFSLF7N74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/6Z6Z/FSLF7N74/FD06Z6ZFSLF7N74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/6Z6Z/FSLF7N74/FD06Z6ZFSLF7N74.SMALL.jpg daedric In this Instructible i'll show you how to mix you own refractory. I want to give thanks to Lionel Oliver II at http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com! I take credit for making the Instructible, everything else goes to him! ENJOY!! What do you need? "Masonry cement" (on the left) is not the same as ...
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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/
Quick and cheap aluminum melting furnace setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/90VD/FSFOJ43M/FIJ90VDFSFOJ43M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/90VD/FSFOJ43M/FIJ90VDFSFOJ43M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/90VD/FSFOJ43M/FIJ90VDFSFOJ43M.SMALL.jpg robbtoberfest This Instructable shows a quick and cheap setup to melt a few batches of aluminum for casting before the thin metal equipment starts to break down. Actually the 5-gallon bucket furnace will last quite a long time, over a dozen uses easily. This uses BBQ charcoal as the fuel and a hair dryer as the b...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:31:17 PDT
Aluminum Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum_Foundry/
Aluminum Foundry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/9MZY/FMSGGU7D/FMS9MZYFMSGGU7D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/9MZY/FMSGGU7D/FMS9MZYFMSGGU7D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/9MZY/FMSGGU7D/FMS9MZYFMSGGU7D.SMALL.jpg Phocus Labs After going through several different designs on the internet, a friend and I decided to make our own Aluminum foundry of a custom design. This instructable is more of a record of experimentation with an (eventual) successful outcome as opposed to a step-by-step with little trial and error.Be sure t...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:48:35 PDT
Lost Wax Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-Wax-Casting/
Lost Wax Casting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/TCH1/FMMCZ4HA/FW5TCH1FMMCZ4HA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/TCH1/FMMCZ4HA/FW5TCH1FMMCZ4HA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/TCH1/FMMCZ4HA/FW5TCH1FMMCZ4HA.SMALL.jpg bcyrjewelry This is a brief outline of my lost wax casting technique. There are several ways to cast, this is just the way I do it as a one woman show!You can view a lot of my finished work at http://bcyrjewelry.etsy.comTo see more tips, techniques and musings check out my blog - http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:23:01 PDT
Waste-Oil Forge and Foundry http://www.instructables.com/id/Waste-Oil-Forge-and-Foundry/
Waste-Oil Forge and Foundry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/991L/FJ26S32R/FIV991LFJ26S32R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/991L/FJ26S32R/FIV991LFJ26S32R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/991L/FJ26S32R/FIV991LFJ26S32R.SMALL.jpg notjustsomeone This demonstrates how I made a basic setup for casting, and can also to some extent be used for blacksmithing.Let me state a disclamer that I know almost nothing about blacksmithing and most of my knowledge thus far is from research and not experience. The processes and materials presented and resul...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:24:58 PDT