How To Build Your Very Own Backyard Metal Foundry
Grant Thompson, a maker (and exploder) of awesome things, has been getting a lot of questions lately about how to build a metal foundry — a mini inferno to make metal castings in. It’s an inexpensive and fun project to take on at home, but there’s some stuff ya gotta know first.
This tutorial of his from 2015 has all of the basic steps that go into the construction.
Lately, he’s been ironing out some hiccups in his initial design. According to Thompson, “don’t build a metal foundry until you watch this:”
Now, go forth and smelt!