Casting the Cube

I ended up cutting two copies of the foam version because the first had a flaw in the foam.  The second came out almost perfect and I cast it in aluminum.  After cleaning it up on the lathe, I think it looks pretty good.

Recycled aluminum – first casting

I’m still tuning the new foundry but it’s working pretty well now.  I did my first real casting with it yesterday.  This was also my first full cycle project.  Design in CAD, Cut in foam on the CNC router, cast in aluminum. I wish the finish was a little nicer.  Next time I’ll take more…

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…