This is just something i learned how to make by accident a few months ago. there made out of silver solder and the first ones i made i gave to my little brothers for Christmas.
DISCLAIMER These are very dangerous to make so don't continue if you have no respect for or experience with the tools being used. this involves molten metal and high temperatures and I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING STUPID YOU DO.
Step 1: What You Need
Safety Glasses (a full face shield is recommended)
Something to use as a crucible (i used an iron ladle but a steel measuring cup would work)
Soup can with 1 1/2 " (3 cm) of water
About 10-15" (about 25-35 cm) of Silver plumbers solder
wearing a long sleeved cotton shirt is highly recommended
Step 2: Melt It
Now curl up the solder and put it in the crucible. now turn on the torch on high and apply flame to underside of crucible until all the solder is molten
Step 3: Pour It
Now being fast and careful not to spill the solder turn off the torch. now dump the molten solder into the water. do NOT Pour slowly, you want to dump it in very fast.
Step 4: Finished
Wait 30 seconds before you remove it from the can. Now you have two things you can do, you could leave it as is or you could hot-glue it to a small piece of wood with the stain or varnish of your choice like i do. now you can stand back and admire your beautiful creation. these things make great gifts (as i said before i gave the first ones i made to my little brothers for Christmas), the first two pictures is the one made in this instructable.if your have any questions or thoughts that might improve them let me know. constrictive criticism is always welcome.
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