'Ello fellow hackers.
Based on interest expressed in a long dead thread, as well as interest expressed at the meeting Wed. night, there seems to be enough interest in putting together a group project to build a bunch of personal, portable metal melting foundry.
This comprises a metal pail, some home-made castable firebrick, a hair-dryer to provide combustion air and charcoal brickettes. Oh, and some scrap aluminum to melt
I have two bags of sand, as well as better than half a bag of the plaster also needed to make the firebrick. The rough cost per person would be about $20: $5 for the hairdryer - $10 for the big bucket - $3 for a small pill.
Anyone want to put this together?
I have a rotating weekend, next week Thursday & Friday, the week following Friday & Saturday, etc.