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Build a blacksmith forge for $50 from junk

Written By Ben | Last Updated Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018

Disclaimer: The material on this website is provided for general information only, and on the understanding how a forge works, this is not professional advice on how to make one. I am not responsible for your safetly. Any damage or loss cause by the use of this information is not my responsibility. Homemade Blacksmithing forge! Building a blacksmith forge from scratch isn’t as difficult as most people first think. The principle behind a forge is super simple and requires very little parts and nothing that can’t be picked up at your local recycling centre or even brought new from your local department store!

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10 Awesome fire pit ideas that are bound to impress friends and family!

Written By Ben | Last Updated Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016

So you’re looking for some inspirational ideas to help choose or even make/design your very own fire pit, you have come to the right place! we have collected 10 amazing (though some in their own special way) fire pit ideas! If you are seriously thinking of making your own check out our refractory cement recipes. Blow your friends away with this amazing free standing fire pit by the highly talented people at “the firepit gallery”.

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How to buy Loose Diamonds online without being SCAMMED

Written By Ben | Last Updated Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Buying loose diamonds online can be a scary prospect, thoughts of whether or not you are getting a good price? are the diamonds real or fake? or even, what makes a “good” diamond. The diamond market is one that screams “caveat emptor” *(buyer beware). But fear not all will be answered in this definitive guide to buying loose diamond online we will also cover the diamond grading systems and how to get them certified.

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How to refill your blowtorch & blowtorch safety measures you should take

Written By Ben | Last Updated Sunday, Nov 29, 2015

Blowtorch safety precautions. Whenever using any kind of torch it is important to follow safety procedures to make sure you and anyone around you remain safe. A refillable butane torch is no exception. After filling the blowtorch fuel cell with fuel, per the manufacturer’s specifications, it is important to remember that the torch is now “charged” with flammable gas under pressure. Visually inspect the filling port to make sure it is properly closed to prevent leaks during use.

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How to cast with Delft Clay

Written By Ben | Last Updated Sunday, Nov 8, 2015

Casting with Delft Clay is a easy and pleasant experience and does not require many tools or prep work. Users of Delft Clay can expect a high quality result even with little knowledge at a beginners level. Lets not waste anytime and get straight into it. What you need: 1 Aluminum casting rings set or flask. Casting metal in this case pewter Heat source that can melt your chosen metal (blowtorch).

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Basic: Heat resistant refractory concrete mix

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

This mixture may be used for making our D.I.Y Furnace or any other small furnace. What you need: River gravel or crushed fire bricks Sand Calcium Aluminate cement. (best grade available) Lime (lime is usually cheaper, about 80% of the cement price) Water (h2O) You can add into this mix a little standard Fireclay if you like as it helps. Method:  *

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Bronze casting (history)

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

A brief history of bronze and lost wax casting During the third millennium B.C., ancient Greek artisans experimented with beeswax carvings and discovered that bronze had distinct advantages over copper in the creation of statues. Bronze is an alloy of 90 percent copper and ten percent tin. It has a lower melting point than copper, remains in a liquid state longer than copper when filling molds, and it also produces a better quality casting than pure copper with a superior tensile strength.

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Build your own D.I.Y Foundry for casting and refining

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

This is one of the most detailed tutorials on how to build your own D.I.Y Foundry I have found on the internet. so please Watch and enjoy! also be sure to check out the ebooks and links below for similar foundry’s construction ideas and methods. Good luck. Best video tutorial on how to make your own foundry at home for cheap Full tutorial on how to make refractory cement (three different recipes) This is part one of a much requested three part tutorial that shows the viewer how to safely cut and fabricate a small foundry from a discarded propane tank.

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Centrifugal Casting

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

Small Centrifugal casting machines are often used by silversmiths and in the dental industry. Where can I buy small casting centrifuge? The best, safest and cheapest place we have found is eBay, you can pick up a small “Dental Laboratory Centrifugal Casting Machine” for under $200 USD you may be able to get better prices at alibaba.com but “caveat emptor” buyer beware, unless you completely trust the seller do not pay via things like Western union or Money Gram as its impossible to get your money back and is often used by scammers.

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Delftclay Casting Information

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

Delft Clay works a lot like sand casting does, however allows finer details in the cast and with the aid of the metal flask rings it makes the casting process enjoyable and fairly easy, even for a beginner. You can buy the full Delft Clay Casting Kit from amazon. What is Delft Clay? The Delft Clay method of casting is a form of sand casting. It makes it possible to make remarkably sharp castings of many objects in gold, silver and other metals.

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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

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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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Top 12 site to sell your handcrafted jewellery

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

There was a time when people couldn’t sell their crafts with ease. Custom-made goods like jewelry and clothes had to be sold in weekend flea markets or e-bay. No one even thought that people would shop for these items anywhere except the above two. Anyone who has tried to sell handmade jewelry online knows how difficult it is. Likewise buyers also have a fairly good idea how tough it is to find a specific item on the internet through search engines.

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