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r_chez_08 06-04-2010 09:51 AM

make your own cast aluminium pulleys.
i am planning on doing something like this
and i will put video progress here.

devino246 06-04-2010 10:00 AM

I really wanna see how this turns out!

r_chez_08 06-04-2010 12:24 PM

Same :L I am just making the flasks to hold the sand.

brendonv 06-08-2010 09:52 AM


devino246 06-08-2010 11:40 AM

have you made any progress?

r_chez_08 06-08-2010 04:10 PM

I Havent really, I am still making the flasks, I think I hav a vid, but I'm kinda busy, it will probably come at the weekend, then after the 21st I have pretty much finished any important stuff at school,like exams and I am hoping I will have finished in my spare time, and it will be melty time :) I will probably need to do a few melt sessions as I need to use the same mold twice.

r_chez_08 06-13-2010 12:23 PM

part 2 and 3 are up!

freakboy 06-13-2010 02:06 PM

did you make the wood pullys slightly bigger?

r_chez_08 06-14-2010 11:23 AM

Yeah a little, but it won't make much difference.

freakboy 06-14-2010 11:57 AM

alright good...

r_chez_08 06-14-2010 03:39 PM

If they are too small I will make some bigger molds, didn't take long. Or I could get them machined bigger. I am hoping to finish making the flasks and maybe break down all the 1.5kg or watever I need of aluminium at the weekend

freakboy 06-14-2010 03:41 PM

if you made the molds a little bigger you will be good cause if there to big you can always turn them down to size.. you cant machine more material on there tho

freakboy 06-14-2010 03:46 PM there you go you might wana read that

EagleTalons 06-14-2010 09:20 PM

This is quite awesome!

I can't wait to see the finished pulley

Raywelder 06-14-2010 09:34 PM

This is very interesting stuff, Would be cool to be setup to do it.

r_chez_08 06-21-2010 03:45 PM

Well my stupid greensand is frankly ****, and just fell straight outta the flasks. I will do it at school using my own aluminium which I will hopefully melt at home, make little aluminium blocks and bring in. I will be sure to get some finished pics tho :)

Edit: this didn't work, because I got a 6" x 4" aluminium block bar for free so I machined them.

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