Bangladesh Village Metal Casting.mov

Preparing the scrap metal, the furnace and crucibles for casting and explaining a bit about the mould making process. The firing process and casting takes several hours and unfortunately we couldn't stay. Rice husk is mixed with the clay to make it more refactory. Old crucibles are used to cap the new ones. A combination of brass, copper and zinc is used to make a 'bell metal'. Both mould and crucible are placed in the furnace, when the metal is molten, both are removed from the furnace, a hole is pierced in the side of the crucible and the metal is poured. Thanks to Riaz and Britto. http://msspfollen.blogspot.com