Aluminium

A soft silver metal, easy to cut and form. It's low melting point makes home casting a possibility

You are my density

You are my density

It can be a bit tricky to determine the nature of a mystery metal, and in the home workshop it can be even harder to tell the purity of a metal. So I looked up the density of Aluminium and

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Casting a flywheel – Melting metal

Casting a flywheel - Melting metal

Prepare furnace There’s not a lot of preparation to the furnace other than plugging in the fan and connecting the pipe to the side of the flowerpot furnace. However, one key piece of preparation is to ensure is the layout.

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Shed roof repairs

Shed roof repairs

When I replaced my shed roof, I used a thin piece of plank of internal wooden cladding painted with some preservative, after two winters this was faring badly against the weather (photo taken before the guttering was added) I’d spent

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Pouring Temperature vs Melting Temperature

Pouring Temperature vs Melting Temperature

I was recently sent some documentation on a small electric furnace for melting and heat treating metal which is of a good size for hobbiests but still a lot more expensive than building your own charcoal furnace. One of the

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Grinder Guard Fix

Grinder Guard Fix

Although I have power to my workshop, it is currently limited to two sockets down one end. This means that if I want to use anything down the other end, such as the drill or grinder then I have to

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