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    Thanks for the nice comments. The process was...

    Thanks for the nice comments. The process was exactly the same as the thread of the aluminum plaque that I detailed here:
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    Brass scrap to birthday present

    I cast a brass plaque for my brother's birthday.

    Started with this brass scrap:

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    Ended with this:

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    Enjoying my shop. Hard to believe that the Loft...

    Enjoying my shop. Hard to believe that the Loft plaque was a couple of aluminum air compressor pistons earlier that morning. :)

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    Thanks for that tip. I think that is the answer to my brass moldings not filling completely. Thanks again. Jim
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    Yesterday I designed and carved some decorative...

    Yesterday I designed and carved some decorative washers. First I carved 2 and cast them. That gave me 4. I used those 4 to cast 4 more resulting in 8. I then used 6 of those to cast six more as...
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    Thanks Mike. As long as there is interest I will...

    Thanks Mike. As long as there is interest I will continue to share my efforts. Truth is I am really enjoying this casting stuff.
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    That's a very good question. I tried this very...

    That's a very good question. I tried this very same plate in brass (actually 6 times) and keep tweaking my technique but I keep getting a void in the plate. I have cast some brass stars with...
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    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It means...

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It means a lot coming from fellow scrappers.
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    I then cut off the excess metal from the sprue...

    I then cut off the excess metal from the sprue and the vent holes, did a bit of sanding, then painting, and then finally sanding the paint off the high spots. I am pleased with the font I used as it...
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    A pouring hole (the sprue) is added to the top...

    A pouring hole (the sprue) is added to the top half as well as 2 vent holes. The top half is lifted and the carving removed leaving a hollow imprint in the sand. The top half is put back in place....
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    Scrap aluminum to address plate

    I've had a CarveWright carving machine for years that I've made many carved signs etc. I've always wanted to carve something and then cast the resulting carve. I finally found the time to do it and...
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    Mobile cart from scrap

    I made this mobile cart for my forge. The base is mostly made out of bed frame angle iron. The stainless top spent it's former life as part of a cheese factory conveyor belt. The cast wheels were...
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    The most important thing is the proper height. ...

    The most important thing is the proper height. If you stand with your arms at your side and then make a fist you want your knuckles to just touch the top of the anvil. Too low and you hit with the...
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    Thanks guys I appreciate the comments. I would...

    Thanks guys I appreciate the comments. I would be glad to offer advise to anyone that wants to make one.
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    The handle extends to give me leverage to make...

    The handle extends to give me leverage to make moving it easy. I love this thing and wish I would have made it years ago.
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    Needed a stand for my anvil

    An anvil just doesn't work very well when it's on the floor so I recently made a stand out of some metal scraps.
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    Me thinks the rattler was pizzed off about being...

    Me thinks the rattler was pizzed off about being pizzed on. >:)
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    I've been starting to experiment with casting. ...

    I've been starting to experiment with casting. Here are my ingots:
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    White Squirrel thanks so much for putting...

    White Squirrel thanks so much for putting together a very helpful YouTube. I believe I have most of the parts to make one by following your excellent video. Thanks again.
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    Impressive build. Could you share any info on...

    Impressive build. Could you share any info on the burner you are using? I am in the middle of a foundry build starting with a compressor tank.

    Thanks
  21. I have to agree with Scrapman on it being zinc.

    I have to agree with Scrapman on it being zinc.
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    Thanks. Yes I use washing soda in the...

    Thanks. Yes I use washing soda in the electrolysis process. I season cast iron cookware with flax oil. On the pipe vice I used a boiled linseed oil/polyurethane concoction.
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    Here is another before and after I did:

    Here is another before and after I did:
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    I realize this is an old thread but I wanted to...

    I realize this is an old thread but I wanted to show a before and after using electrolysis of a Griswold skillet I obtained. I seasoned it after the last picture and am happily using it.45344535
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    Wow dropped from $70 to $50 and governor closes...

    Wow dropped from $70 to $50 and governor closes all non-essential businesses. Can't believe it dropped from $90 to $50 in the same week...Geesh
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