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How to Make a Simple and Inexpensive Mini Metal Foundry for Melting Pop Cans and Casting Aluminum

How to Make a Simple and Inexpensive Mini Metal Foundry for Melting Pop Cans and Casting Aluminum

The "King of Random", as Grant Thompson (previously) is known, recently shared a video on how to make a simple and inexpensive mini metal foundry for melting pop cans and casting aluminum.

Green sand for casting. Made of 50 lbs play sand and roughly 5 lbs of pulverized cat litter (clay).

Green sand for casting. Made of 50 lbs play sand and roughly 5 lbs of pulverized cat litter (clay).

How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry — I have been sharing great DIY articles for years now so I thought I had pretty much seen all there is in regards to DIY projects but boy was I wrong! This DIY mini foundry project is easy and cheap to make and best of all, you can cast your own aluminum from old soda cans.

How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry

This DIY mini foundry project is easy to make and best of all, you can cast your own aluminum from old soda cans.

Another Day Another Project: Home Foundry

Update: After 5 years of using this foundry I decided to re-line the inside with some fire mortar.

The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. Most towns of any size once had a small foundry to perform small-scale casting job

The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. Most towns of any size once had a small foundry to perform small-scale casting job

Metal casting!  Molten aluminum poured into a sand mold, very fun,safe and SO easy! You are only limited by your imagination...

Molten aluminum poured into a sand mold, very fun,safe and SO easy! You are only limited by your imagination.

lost foam casting may look into this for future sculpture projects

Lost Foam Casting

In this project, I'll be showing a simple way to cast a raw model, of your desire, called "lost foam casting".Lost foam casting is based on styrofoam, as.

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