Aluminium Conversion

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  1. Aug 10, 2014 #1

    ausdier

    ausdier

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    Not much of a casting project just trying to save a bit of room and do a bit of cleaning.
    I have been collecting anything and everything ally to be used at some later date to start casting some engines and other things.
    So over the past couple of days I have melted most of my stock pile down to ingots.
    This has burnt off all the rubbish and reduced the overall size.
    It has also given me a good selection of different ally to be able cast with the detail required at the time.
    Still looking for material (as always) to add to my stash, so if local call me J.
    If you are wondering what the codes on the ingots are, they are as follows.
    AC = Ally cans.
    WL = Car Ally Wheels.
    EX = Anything Extruded.
    EC = Engine Components. (Heads, Covers, mounts and crank cases etc, so long as they are cast)
    ? = Some mystery ally that was a first attempt by a friend.
    I also number them and put the weight on them.
    All up I have a little over 260kg (573lb) in total and a bit more to go another day.
    Once I get a bit more room and setup it should be full steam ahead or maybe full IC ahead.
    Cheers.

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    stevehuckss396

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    Nice stash! I do the same thing but I only have a 5 gallon bucket full.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2014 #3

    ausdier

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    Hope to add to the stash some more and with a few more materials.:)
     

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