Category - Amateur
i took my mini metal foundry and melted down 200 aluminium cans into ingots. Can be used for melting, smelting, refining use with precious and base metals. This style crucible is used for melting gold, silver and other precious metals can withstand temperatures up to 2200f. You will need a mold to pour your melted material into in order to create a loaf, bar, coin, or ingot. tips for melting range scrap lead into ingots ive been melting range scrap lead into ingots for over two years now. Backyard metal casting and homemade forges for thousands of years, man has worked metals. Casting brass and bronze here is where i get serious about casting brass and bronze. How-to mix molding sand this page shows the steps i take to mix my own greensand. Learn to cast silicon bronze well and then branch out, i started with scrap brass and had a very poor success ratio, very frustrating stuff to work with. Knowing how to use a welder and cutting equipment is essential when building a homemade aluminum smelter. Smelting aluminum means extracting the metal from its raw ore or material. Aluminum oxide -- also known as alumina -- is the raw ore that contains aluminum. Brass is made by combining copper and zinc at high temperatures. Brass can be cast into many things like house numbers, door knobs etc. It can be a bit of a complex process to melt the brass, but casting it isnt too. I am wondering what type of at home setup will allow this, propane? I am not sure on the exact metal composition of the brass so was wondering if there was anything i would need to take into consideration.