PROJECTS DESKTOP FOUNDRY

Desktop Foundry

Cast metal right on your desktop!

Written and photographed by Bob Knetzger

image TIME: 4–8 HOURS image COST: $40–60

MATERIALS

» Wood board, 7½"×5½" I used a piece of ¾" solid oak shelving.

» Wood block, about 2"×2"×2½"

» Soft brass wire, 16 gauge, about 2’

» Brass tubing, 3/16", 5" length

» Brass strips, 0.030"×¼"×1½" (2)

» Setscrew collars, 3/16" ID (2)

» Brass brads, round head, small

» Glass bottles or vials, small about 5ml

» Thimble

» Alcohol lamp, about 1oz

» Hardwood dowels: 1" diameter, 6" length (1); ¼" diameter, ...

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