Greensand Recipe - How to make Green Sand

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Sand casting is a vital procedure in metal casting where sand is used in the process of molding. Also referred to as sand molded casting, this process usually occurs in foundries which are specialized factories where metal casting occurs. It is not actually green in color but it is expendable mold that is made out of wet sand and is used to make the mold shape for green sand casting for metal.

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Greensand, Sand Casting & Greensand Recipe

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Sand Casting is the process of using sand to produce a negative mold to pour whatever medium you what your cast to be. The sand itself is not normal sand in most cases, it has had things added to make it more resistant to heat and to cast a finer finish. Fine sand is often used with with a bonding agent (clay normally - bentonite and kaolinite) sometimes oil but used less because of rising prices and then the mixture is moistened to make the casting sand, you can read more about that below if you wish to make your own.

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Homemade crucible for melting scrap metal

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Need a crucible to melt your scrap metal? You can make one of your own using a few simple tools and materials. Here’s how to do it. What You'll Need: 1 gallon of sand Heat-resistant cement 1 bag of charcoal 4 bricks- Ceramic plant pot 5-gallon metal bucket Iron muffin mold Metal fireplace tongs Shovel Wheelbarrow Work gloves Directions 1. Mix cement according to package directions. Avoid pouring the cement too quickly, as this can cause toxic dust to rise up.

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How to make a "Microwave Kiln"

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

This very clever man Robert Murray-Smith has figured out how to make a microwave kiln for cheap, very cheap in fact for under 10 USD ! so why pay hundred of dollars? The original video I found on youtube has been removed, Thanks to the commenter “Egon” who pointed this fact out to me! I have now found a video to replace the old one! In this video the man uses a Plant Pot to make a Microwave Kiln similar to the orignal video (in fact I think it’s much better!

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How to Make Refractory Cement 3+ Recipes

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Whether you are building an amazing pizza oven or a gorgeous and fully functioning fireplace to complete your backyard oasis, or even a forge/furnace, it is important to have a good recipe for making your own refractory cement right at home. Whether you are completely unsure of how to begin this project or simply need a quick refresher course on refractory concrete, the following information is exactly what you are looking for.

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Make a fresnel lens solar furnace from scrap!

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

What is a Fresnel Lens? You can think of a Fresnel lens as a flat magnifying glass off made out of plastic they where first used in the early light houses to channel the light, today they can be found in a lot of household gadgets, toys and certain types of televisions if you would like to know more about the science of how they work be sure to check out this wiki: https://en.

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