a previous attempt. doesnt look nice, but it works fine. function over form anyday
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Step 1: The Sand Cast
I prepared a cast from clay, sand and cement. placed on a wooden frame. the original lever made detailed impression on the mud.
Notice the vent made by the two halves. That is the sprew
Step 2: The Furnace
my furnace is a pot with a hole on the bottom. a portable fan blows air into it and the fire grows. I used broken pistons and other motorcycle parts
Step 3: The Molding
after melting, I poured the hot metal into the sand cast. The levers look promising
Step 4: Processing of the Casts
After a bit of filing down with a flat file and drilling, Im quite happy with the result. i will go ahead and polish the metal
Step 5: Rejects
even a zero dollar budget project needs standards. This cast did not the pass and was put back in the fire