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    I walked around the buildings for a good 30...

    I walked around the buildings for a good 30 minutes or so and left shortly after I heard what sounded like a dog in pain/dying (no idea) coming from high up
    inside one of the buildings. A lot of...
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    Decades old hospital

    I live a short drive from an old 4 building, multi level hospital that has not been open in decades. It's been vandalized, had all of its windows broken out, homeless have moved in/out etc. If I can...
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    This thead is a question - I also use oxy/propane for personal use. It does...

    I also use oxy/propane for personal use. It does the trick bit I'd much rather have acetylene
  4. What I'm referring to is a cheap lead alloy that...

    What I'm referring to is a cheap lead alloy that is being passed off as brass. It looks like cast brass. I can take pictures here in a little bit. It's not a die cast zinc alloy and it's not a high...
  5. This is not zinc. I can tell just by the weight...

    This is not zinc. I can tell just by the weight and hardness difference. When I hold a torch over the liquid metal it does not boil off as zinc would when its boiling point is reached and far...
  6. When I said "pewter" I meant it sarcastically. It...

    When I said "pewter" I meant it sarcastically. It is mostly just lead. It is very easy to tell because I can gouge it with my fingernail. Die cast zinc is heavy, but not as heavy as this lead alloy,...
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    There are many restaurants popping up everywhere...

    There are many restaurants popping up everywhere and renovating. Most of them just toss all of the industrial grade stainless equipment and I can't believe how much I come across sitting in a...
  8. Brass painted lead/tin "pewter" alloy being sold as brass

    Very often I will come across leaded pewter painted with a brass or bronze color and just wanted to know if anyone else has noticed it as well? I have found it in statues, lamps, and many other misc....
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    I found two 17 lb brass wall mounted candlebras....

    I found two 17 lb brass wall mounted candlebras.

    https://i.ibb.co/NS937Bp/IMG-20210712-195051-2.jpg
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    rant thread - As soon as I feel a weight difference, immediate...

    As soon as I feel a weight difference, immediate disappointment sets in.
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    I've found most of my indium from cheap defected...

    I've found most of my indium from cheap defected Galinstan thermometers. I separated the gallium from the indium and am left with a little tin. It can also be found in high vacuum seals, as a...
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    Sure but the difficulty of your question depends...

    Sure but the difficulty of your question depends entirely upon what you are casting.
    Safety is the most important thing, if you are melting anything you need to wear proper protection ie fave...
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    Allow myself to introduce.. myself

    Greeting from Birmingham Alabama,
    My name is Alex, I am a 28 year old in pursuit of a materials engineering degree with an obsession every metal I can safely handle, with a preference for Tin and...
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