I want to cast an aluminium plate and I'd love some advice (around 10"
x 10" and 1" thick).
Ideally id just use a blowlamp over coke cans and foil in a steel pan.
I thought I might save some money on gas cylinders if I ran a blowlamp
on the natural gas that fuels my boiler (british gas). Think that
might work? I wonder how Id connect things up etc. anyway its just a
On 2 Nov 2003 16:31:00 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (sten) wrote:
I'll let The Corgis Of War comment on your gas connection plans (I'd
be interested too)
But if you're making any gas-fired forges, Ron Reil's pages are worth
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If you want a uniform plate, you will need to heat the pan and allow the
aluminium to melt into a pool of aluminium in it. You will also probably
need false teeth if you drink enough Coke to make a plate that size out of
the cans. That is about 4.5kg, which is roughly what an agricultural
chemical sack (the most common thing scrap metal merchants round here hand
out) full of aluminium scrap turnings weighs.
A 13kg propane gas cylinder is not that expensive and it is easy to get all
the right fittings. However, if you only want to do a one-off, you would
probably be better off asking a local blacksmith if he can do it, or perhaps
even let you do it, in his forge.
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