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Hi everyone, I mainly focus on metal casting projects using recycled scrap aluminum and other accessories in the pattern creations.
Aluminum is a very versatile material and I would like to promote the awareness of aluminum recycling via different metal casting projects.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Aluminum lizard sand casting

In this sand casting project I used one sprue and two risers making sure the mould cavity would be full with molten aluminum and enough aluminum to "feed"the casting without having any shrinkage.

Making a mould with a pattern that is flat on one side is very easy and it didn't take too long to prepare.

In the image you can see that the risers did their part by feeding the mould and preventing casting defects.
sand casting sprue riser The finished Aluminum lizard------>
This is my II aluminum lizard casting I made on July 2011:


  1. I just love this metal lizard, thanks for putting it on the web and sharing it. Australia

    1. Thanks it's a very easy casting and it looks cool on the wall ;-)

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