Metal Foundry

Let’s build a foundry so we can do some casting!

Idea originated here: BuilderBots Meetup - 2018-03-17.

Will need:

  • K-Wool
  • Refactory Cement
  • Gas burner

Resources

Material Suppliers

Any idea if a propane burner something like at https://www.amazon.ca/Portable-Outdoor-Propane-Burner-regulator/dp/B07G5H695G could be adapted to work as the burner?

Well, I melted down my first 6-pack of empties today. By the amount of slag they leave, it looks like the paint on them must weigh almost as much as the aluminum it’s painted on :slight_smile:

Wow! That’s really cool!

Hmmm… I wonder if it would be worth trying to pre-process the cans with some sort of cleaner or solvent. Should ask Terry if that would be better than just dealing with some extra waste slag.

Good idea, I’ll polish off another 6 pack soon, then give that a try (well, maybe not right after, but you know)

Yes, safety first! :slight_smile: