I got it in my head a few months ago that I could figure out how to cast metals like aluminum and steel. But before I set about lining a 5 gallon steel bucket with refractory cement, I thought I would build myself a worthy work station in which to do my casting.
A few weeks ago I began working on my station in my spare time. Finally I’ve finished it, I now have a brick topped work table in my backyard where I can crank out dive weights and in the near future cast aluminum moulds or steel gauges and irons. I have included photos of the process from start to finish.
The next phase will be creating a forge and crucible to process aluminum, iron and steel.