I have recently been reading a bit about backyard smelting of aluminium and steel, using homemade tools and molds for pouring the melted material into a desired shape.
My question, if I finish my homemade furnace project, could scrap brass cases be melted in a crucible then poured into an ingot form? I am thinking of an ingot of about 10" long, 6" wide and 4" deep.
I would then like to turn this in my lathe and make some parts to replace plastic in a variety of objects.
I would imagine that depriming would be a must, other than that, is there any other work required?
Anyone done this?