New Project – foundry 2.0

My old foundry, a gingery style charcoal burner, showed me how much I like casting aluminum. However, it’s messy, burns a lot of charcoal, and the lid was breaking down. So I’m going to build a new one. This time I’m going to build a propane burner and spend a bit more time to make…

Meet Al.

I saw a styrofoam skull on sale at Walmart and thought it might cast well in aluminum.  I had to hollow it out because my crucible wouldn’t hold a big enough melt to do the whole thing.  I still ran short which is why it look like the top of his skull was removed.  I…