Discussion in 'How I Made It: Tutorials' started by FORGE, Sep 19, 2010.
This was done about a year ago but thought some new members may be interested in the process.
I really like your melting setup. Is that all home made?
What is it you were casting? It looks sort of like a lap wheel to me.
Yes it is all home made and a lap wheel was the first thing that we cast.
Dollar Mountain Forge & Ruana Knives use that process for casting handles on knives, but I'm not sure how it is done without messing up the heat treat.
I've done this myself but I just use a 40 gal oil drum, spent small lp tank with the top cut off and a bunch of wood.
Bring it to red hot and add pop cans.
For the casting I use foam and sand method.
I find it a lot of fun and suggest all to try it.
The crucible looks like a piece of steel tube.
Thinking of melting down some copper or brass scraps and was looking for something to use as a crucible.
Figure if the steel tube was coated with whiteout then nothing should stick to it.
Does this make sense or should I stick with buying flat bar?
Buy the flat bar, it is not worth the trouble.
I was thinking that, second opinion is a good idea at times
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