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How To Build a Foundry and Melt Aluminum

DIY Prepping Survivalism

Want to learn a new skill?

Being able to melt aluminum and forge your own items could be an important skill to have  in the future.  If nothing else, it's a great way to manufacture your own tools and can be fun.

But before you can even begin to think about melting down aluminum, you have to have a foundry to melt it in.  The first video below from The King of Random walks you through the process of building your mini metal foundry...

 

 Now you've got that out of the way.  It's time to start melting aluminum.  What's a great way to get aluminum?  Soda cans.

Watch the video below and see how you can use your foundry to melt aluminum soda cans:

 Now you should have a good foundation for beginning to create your own tools.  But do you know everything about aluminum.  What makes it such a good material?

Check out the infographic below for 10 little-known facts about aluminum.

 10 Little-Known Facts About Aluminum

From Visually.

 Blacksmithing can be a valuable skill to have.  If you want to try your hand at it, just make sure to take appropriate precautions to protect yourself.  Let us know if you'll be building one, and if so, what you will be making with it.

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