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.

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

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

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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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