Intro: Creating Any Small Metal Object From Easy-to-melt Metals
In this instructable, I will show you how I made Christmas presents for my whole family by melting solder and aluminum. I made letters, drilled holes in them, and hung them as 1-of-a-kind necklaces.
Step 1: Materials:
To melt metal you need:
a 2" or 3" iron cap from home depot
a 3 foot long piece of thick iron pipe from home depot
a mapp gas blow torch
pieces of aluminum or a roll of solder
2x4 scrap peices
Step 2: Set Up the Melting Pot
Set up like the diagram shows (I couldn't take pictures of the real set up because it is at my father's house.)
Step 3: Melting and Pouring
After setting up the melting pot (the fancy name is crucible) turn the blowtorch onto automatic and let the aluminum or solder melt. Pour out the side of the melting pot and fill the mold. Let dry for an hour, and pour water on it. Drill the hole, and put a string through, and give as a gift. Your final result is a personalized amulet for your loved ones. And your inlaws.