Don’t Build a Metal Foundry Until you See This First

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  1. The King of Random

    What's up guys?! I've been wanting to make this video forever and really happy it's finally done. I hope it helps answer all your questions! If you have any more questions, just reply to this comment and ask away. I have to run out to the Chiropractor, then film a video with Cody's Lab, but I'll be back to read them all later tonight. Happy Casting!

  2. BigSmiler

    Along with the basic brilliance of your concepts, YOU ARE A GREAT VIDEO PRODUCER!! You talk clearly, fast and it's all relevant. You Edit and I know that is not simple to do correctly. You should be on educational television. You are better than most of those shows.

  3. airless canvas28

    I'm putting this comment on multiple videos to find an answer I have everything I need except 5kg crucible tongs cant find the right size on Amazon

  4. Eaks Chi

    We followed your directions but the crucible that was in the description is too big. So we can’t fit enough charcoal and it won’t get hot enough.

  5. Jomama

    Plaster of Paris is not a refractory. I don't know why you wouldn't use perlite and waterglass which are both easily available.

  6. dewy

    yo so instead of expensive steel wools..why not buy Kilo bags of Fiber glass Roving"s theyre fire retardant as well and cheaper and should be near Plaster of paris in your Hardware stores

  7. Lukas Hess

    I would make the meddle foundry but I’m afraid that it will explode. Do you know a way that I can be sure that it will not explode

  8. masterlink512

    I plan on reinforcing the plaster of paris/play sand mixture with a steel cage, and need to calculate the maximum height to which I can make the steel cage such that it's completely covered by the displacement of the plaster of paris/play sand mixture during the insertion of the 2.5 quart bucket. I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide me with the following figures:

    For the 10-Quart Bucket (that you used):

    Top Inner Diameter to the nearest 1/16"

    Bottom Inner Diameter to the nearest 1/16"

    Inner Height to the nearest 1/16"

    For the 2.5-Quart Bucket (that you used):

    Top Outer Diameter to the nearest 1/16"

    Bottom Outer Diameter to the nearest 1/16"

    Outer Height to the nearest 1/16"

    I know in your original video that you said that the mixture would fill the 10-quart steel bucket about 3" from the top, but I was wondering if you could tell me the height of the mixture from the inside bottom of the steel bucket to the top (this would probably require getting a tape measure dirty), also to the nearest 1/16".

    Thank you!

  9. j c

    Finally built it! Thanks for the build I've been wanting to build it for years had all the material and just now finally did it. My first lid had too much steel wool and it made holes so I had to remake it then it took an hour to drill through because I waited too long to start drilling it unknowing how hard this stuff gets. It was fun thanks again guys!

  10. Bryan Miller

    Actually molten aluminum will for some reason melt through steel crucibles, so id definitely recommend a clay graphite crucible

  11. T Colondovich

    Not sure why you'd recommend using steel sheet for a crucible which will oxidize in air at high temperatures, even if you didn't melt it or destroy it by making an alloy with whatever is in the pot. Anyone that uses real charcoal or has more air blowing into their configuration will melt the steel anyhow. Me, using actual anthracite coal, would certainly melt any steel or cast iron.

  12. flowergirlinWard17

    Oh dear, Sorry to hear of your accident.
    Condolences to the family and well, may this person and their memory be preserved here on youtube.

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