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I built my foundry a few months back. Finished it up by using Plistix 900F from Glenn. I melted a bunch of cans, aluminum parts and some copper. I figured it was time to make something. As a child I loved playing Zelda. So I decided to make a large coin. I made a MDF pattern for casting it in sand. The build from start to finish can be seen on my YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/R5Jm2fPH3WE
This past week, I finally got an excuse to make a Steady Rest for my little lathe and finished it this afternoon. I wanted to chamfer the inside of an 8” long x 3/4” pipe for making a propane burner. After considering various possible methods and my limited supply of tools I made a small cast aluminum steady rest. I pretty much followed the instructions by David Gingery in his book 6 The Dividing Head & Deluxe Accessories with several differences. The first difference is that I used lost foam sand casting. Second, I used small pieces of CRS to form the jaw guides and then hammered them out