This weekend I machined up one the castings from last week’s melt. Here’s the stages from scrap to machined results.
Some scrap ali that I found round the back of the shed, sawn up into suitable sized pieces to fit into the crucuible.
Molten Aliuminium in Charcoal Furnace
Casting in sand
Casting removed and sand cleaned off. Following this, I sawed off the rough edges
Blob machined in the lathe into a block
By Andy from Workshopshed One Comment
Posted in: Casting, Lathe, Machining Materials: Aluminium Tags: Metal Work, Scrap
That is quite impressive.
I have never melted metal in my shed,but I have thought of the possibility many times.
Your machined block is a fine example of recycling.
If it were my first,I think I would perhaps etch a thought onto it and keep it for its’ intrinsic beauty.