Bucket Foundry

Homemade refractory cement in a bucket based on these plans. The outside of the bucket remained at 75F while the inside cooked at over 1200F for about an hour. Two aluminum beverage cans yielded a lot of dross and little molten aluminum. Still fun. We’ll do it again with more coal and cans.

Bonus fail: We had a PVC extension tube hooked up, but I forgot to turn down the temp on the heat gun. Heat guns are great for bending PVC, which is fun when intentional. 🙂

2 replies to “Bucket Foundry

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star