Those of you who know me from church or homeschool group may know that every other Monday, circumstances permitting, I go to a friend’s house to muck around with dangerous equipment. I brought my camera this week to record it for this blog, then promptly forgot to take photos until we were half an hour through a two hour meeting. What can I say? I was busy setting fires!
Recently, we have discovered that with a brick enclosure, a vacuum pump, and a charcoal fire, you can melt aluminum (aluminium?) and cast it. This is our crucible (made from a cut open propane canister [thoroughly depressurized]), and in it are a bunch of aluminum cans, crushed so that they would fit.
We did this once more, but then our crucible sprouted a leak, and by that time I had to leave, so that’s as far as we got. Two weeks from now, I will probably show just what we did with these aluminium cans, but right now, I have no idea where this will lead.
God bless, and I will see you all (at least figuratively!) in the next post.