I have started work on a 3D printer capable of solidifying on-screen designs into real, touchable, plastic parts. This undertaking started as just a CNC machine, but after some peer pressure from a friend, I decided 3D printing might be… (READ MORE)
Finally, my 8″x10″ flask for sandcasting is finished. A larger 12″x12″ flask is nearly done. I have about 100 lbs of greensand mixed and plan to start casting aluminum very soon!
I pulled out the furnace again this last weekend to test out my new ingot mold. I thought I would just do one burn, but every time i emptied the crucible, the coals still looked nice and hot. I kept… (READ MORE)
Since I recently disassembled a Nissan CA20E engine, I had the pistons laying around. I do not have any means to press out the wristpins, so I decided to try a little experiment.I did indeed find an easier way to… (READ MORE)
I dug my homemade Gingery style foundry out of storage [in a snowbank] and made some repairs to the lid and refractory walls. While heating up the furnace for a curing period, i also decided to melt some metal. This… (READ MORE)
I finally got myself a standing toolbox finally. If anyone is interested in a smaller 5 drawer model, hit up Menards this week for the Stanley ball bearing slide toolbox which is only $69.99 after mail-in rebate! I know it’s… (READ MORE)
I have recently been getting into Home brewing. My first project was an orange and honey mead. Its a very simple recipe using just 3 lbs honey, 1 orange, 25 raisins, 1 packet bread yeast, and 1 gallon spring water…. (READ MORE)