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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

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You are farther along the curve than i am; i built my furnace over a year ago, and have yet to melt/cast anything yet. There is hope though; i just ordered some junk 90% silver coins and intend to make shibuichi ( a Japanese alloy of copper and silver) very soon. Good work!

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Heinrich, i have an A2 (I think) crucible, and the furnace is ready to go; i have access to unlimited scrap, so I probably won't mess with cans due to the low volume for work input and slag. I need to make some forms, and finish making my greensand. For water casting, i just need to make the ring to hold the canvas.

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