About: MSFN is "Makin Sumthin from Nuthin", I suggest you do the same! Basically I take inventory of what I have laying around that most likely cost me nothing, and building something useful and fully functional ou...

My first lost foam aluminum casting. I needed some handles for a flask so decided to cast some up using my hotwire, some styrofoam and my home foundry. Watch the video for all the steps involved in bringing the project to completion. Please be sure and check out all my metal casting instructables I have posted. Thanks for Watching!

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    2 years ago

    If you sanded the Styrofoam to shape with sanding paper, then coated with a thin layer of drywall mud...allow to dry, you will have a nicer finish with 2 minutes of work.

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    Yourself & some other people have told me that! I appreciate the advice. My initial reaction was "EEEK" but after closer examination the casting is the same texture as that course styrofoam so was as good as it was gonna get! I am used to green sand casting as shown in my other uploads.

    I will give that a try next time but for what it was used for it is just fine by me! :) Thanks for watching :)


    2 years ago

    Good idea but aren't they really uncomfortable to hold?

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    they are just for lifting off & replacing the cope and will only be used for seconds at a time. They actually feel good to grip to be honest