Aluminum Ring

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About: A high school kid who likes to do a lot. I like to build, invent, blow things up, and fire. If you need help on a project or need a new idea just message me. I regularly check instructables so I will probabl...

I recently made a forge/ foundry, and have melted down some aluminum pop cans. I made a ingot, but it wasn't that big. I have a friend that made a mold for making a ring, but he decided to keep it at his place so i didn't use a mold. I just cut it the ingot until I got what was close to about a rectangle. I made it a rectangle because my finders are more rectangle than circle(and some other reasons). 

Tools used where:
Dremel-with about 5 different bits
Drill- with drill bits
Sawsaw
Bench grinder
Emery Cloth
Sharpie!

I have put about 2 or so hours into it. Maybe closer to 3.

Any questions just ask!

Thanks 
Zippy

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    th30be

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    What kind of blade of a hack saw? What do you mean sweeps and passes?

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    zipzapper859th30be

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I was using a metal hacksaw blade and i just kept shaving off pieces with the milling bit until it looked good

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    th30be

    6 years ago on Introduction

    How small was your ingot? and What was the shape of your ingot? I want to make rings for graduations gifts to my friends. so I really want to make rings.

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    zipzapper859th30be

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    well i melted the aluminum and poured it into a muffin pan so i would say about 3 inches around, and 2 or so inches deep, but i cut a lot off of it, so basically any shape would work

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    th30bezipzapper859

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Alright. That is a pretty big ingot dude. So what did you use to cut? I found that concrete drill bits work really well in making a hole for the finger but I don't know about cutting.

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    zipzapper859th30be

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    i used a hack saw for the initial cutting that a dremel mounted in a dremel drill press with a milling bit and just kept making sweeps and passes around it

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    cooldude01

    6 years ago on Introduction

    looks like the one i made. looks good though. i give u props

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    curvy77

    7 years ago on Introduction

    not bad. however if u really need a mold you could use clay or even a block of wood. (i used an old wooden post to carve out my mold. be prepared fpr fire to come out, but dont freak, its supposed to do that.)

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    zipzapper859curvy77

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    thanks! i will try that would thing, i have a friend who made a mold for me out of cement, but he hasn't given it to me yet so i just decided to start making it without the mold, i think once i get the mold, i will make some more than i will post them.