The aluminum has now been poured and is waiting to
cool. This was only a small batch. With a full crucible this muffin
tin would be full and there would be enough metal left to fill it 1/3
to 1/2 way again.
Here are the ingots all cooled off and ready to go in
the bin with the others. These each weigh about 2/3 U.S. pounds (or 3
of them is about 2 pounds). The crucible I am currently using can hold
about 6 pounds of molten aluminum.
I currently have about 45 pounds of raw material
refined and still have quite a good size scrap pile. Stay tuned for
the next segment which will chronicle the building of the molding
bench and all the necessary mold-making tools and equipment. Then it
is on to the Gingery Lathe!