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How to Make a Simple and Inexpensive Mini Metal Foundry for Melting Pop Cans and Casting Aluminum

How to Make a Simple and Inexpensive Mini Metal Foundry for Melting Pop Cans and Casting Aluminum

The "King of Random", as Grant Thompson (previously) is known, recently shared a video on how to make a simple and inexpensive mini metal foundry for melting pop cans and casting aluminum.

How to colour steel with heat (hot oil finish) is a simple but effective way of achieving a desired colour of choice.The colours are fantastic and often come out in a beautiful two-tone shine. There is something really rewarding about this technique. Not only does it give you an alchemical feeling of satisfactionbut it also gives the metal a finish to stop corrosion.

How to Colour Steel With HEAT

How to colour steel with HEAT. Also a good way to learn colour case hardening .

10 Tips for Beginner Blacksmiths

As it was a skill I had wanted to acquire for quite some time, I began blacksmithing a little less than a year ago. Of course, I’m still a newbie and learn each time I fire up the forge. Though hon.

Kickass gas forge    propane forge - WeldingWeb™ - Welding forum for pros and enthusiasts

Kickass gas forge propane forge - WeldingWeb™ - Welding forum for pros and enthusiasts

When an axe isn't at hand, this cast iron wood splitter is the next best  thing. This technique has been used in Scandinavia for over 25 years,  primarily for splitting kindling, and is built to last and endure.  Amazingly strong, easy and highly efficient, its structure uses only two  main components - the staircase and the blade; the stepped staircase can  support up to 100kg of hand force, holding logs up to 40cm long in position  while easily using the blade to spilt. Powerful and ...

Cast Iron Wood Splitter

Cast iron wood splitter - for my mythical survival cabin in the middle of the woods.

A cutting torch guide that covers equipment, settings, gas, safety, how to light the torch, and more.

A cutting torch guide that covers equipment, settings, gas, safety, how to…

The Visual Guide to Blacksmithing is an excellent resource for the beginner blacksmith. This heavily illustrated guide begins by offering practical tips for setting up your own safe and space-efficient shop. Once your shop is ready, the Guide uses hundreds of diagrams and detailed descriptions to lead you through a variety of beginning blacksmithing techniques.

The Visual Guide to Blacksmithing is an excellent resource for the beginner blacksmith. This heavily illustrated guide begins by offering practical tips for setting up your own safe and space-efficient shop.

In this Instructable I show you how to make a high efficiency propane forge. I have made a few forges so I have a good idea how they go together but I will give reference and credit to Ron Reil and his designs, that is where I learned how to build them over 12 years ago.This forge can be used for knife making, blacksmithing, glass making or anything else you can think of that requires heating up stuff to a really hot temperature.I have access to a welder so I was able to weld some parts…

How to Make a Propane Forge

In this Instructable I show you how to make a high efficiency propane forge. I have made a few forges so I have a good idea how they go together but I will give reference and credit to Ron Reil and his designs, that is where I learned how to build them ov

Plans to build a simple gas forgebasic gas forge

Plans to build a simple gas forgebasic gas forge . kinda like mine.

#BuildYourOwnAtHome Forge glass or metal in emergency/survival situations? Its cool to forge you own knives/tools from scratch? Want to impress your lady that you not only know how to forge metal; but know how to build your own forge from scratch? Making or shaping metal objects by heating it in fire and then beating and hammering is the true essence of what it means to be a man. Step-by-step video & image instructions…

Forge glass or metal in emergency/survival situations? Its cool to forge you own knives/tools from scratch? Want to impress your lady that you not only know how to forge metal; but know how to build your own forge from scratch?

The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. Most towns of any size once had a small foundry to perform small-scale casting job

Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists (Paperback)

Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists (Updated / Revised) (Paperback)

Metal Melting Points - Guide to Melting Metals

Learn the Celsius and Fahrenheit of various metals to get an understanding of melting point for soldering, fusing, casting and forging.

Metal Casting at Home Part 1 Backyard Foundry - http://videos.silverjewelry.be/brass/metal-casting-at-home-part-1-backyard-foundry/

Metal casting, anyone? This would be the only way to make those tentacle hooks strong enough to hold stuff.

Green sand for casting. Made of 50 lbs play sand and roughly 5 lbs of pulverized cat litter (clay).

Green sand for casting. Made of 50 lbs play sand and roughly 5 lbs of pulverized cat litter (clay).