It begins again…. Schicks and Aluminum

Tonight Nicholas, Stephen and I started to make our first backyard foundry. This one is based on Grant Thompson’s design which I felt was the safest choice for our first venture into the “molten” metal arts.

Here’s Nick under the cover of night measuring out the sand.


And Nick sporting his new respirator for the plaster of Paris.


And here’s the fruit of our Friday night labour.


Tomorrow hopefully we’ll drill the hole and pour the top. We still need to find a crucible and a bunch of aluminum cans.

I will try to update a bit more regularly.

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