Melt Aluminum in a Charcoal Foundry

Introduction: Melt Aluminum in a Charcoal Foundry

1. Set up the foundry
2. Light the charcoal and add aluminum
3. Heat the crucible until the aluminum melts
4. Pour the aluminum into the mold
This setup produces a solid hunk of aluminum, leftover aluminum slag,and charcoal ash.
Visit http://renewburbia.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-melt-aluminum-in-charcoal.html for complete instructions

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    5 Discussions

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    nerd7473
    nerd7473

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Like I said in the private message nice instructable

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    karlh1
    karlh1

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thanks; the clay saucer was just a spur of the moment after I realized that the heat needed to increase in order for the melt to pour before it solidified. And I used the sea shell as a mold because I'm too cheap to buy green sand.

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    ironsmiter
    ironsmiter

    7 years ago on Introduction

    LOL.

    I was REALLY curious to see a clamshell crucible.
    Then, I read the linked version, and it made a bit more sense.