Here is my aluminum foundry furnace, including Kirby air source, crucibles, tools, and a geeensand mold ready to be poured with liquid molten aluminum.
This is not a how to page (may turn into one), but more of a bragging page. Why not! Casting aluminum in your own backyard is truly something worthy of an Epic Poem. To bad Homer is not still alive. That's Homer as in the ancient greek poet, not the cartoon character.
If you are really interested metal casting, and backyard foundries, click on the link below. It is the best site on the web for this stuff. It has lots of how-to info.
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This is the current progress of the lathe. You should know this is probably an old picture. A new one will be put here as time (and progress) allows. You should also note that this is a modified version of David Gingery's Lathe, his book is a must have. The series is HIGHLY recommended, other books in the series show, how to make other accessories for the lathe.