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Offline blackbeardTopic starter

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tin ingot forging
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:41:05 PM »
not really something you most people will find useful but here's a pic of some bars of tin i made from tin solder. it's pretty easy to do. all i did was blast the solder with a propane torch while melting it into a graphite bullion mold. might be interesting to try to fabricate some parts if nothing else then for decoration of my robots

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Re: tin ingot forging
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 01:06:51 PM »
i dont know what kind of part you could build with that, isn't tin a bit soft for most mechanical uses?
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Re: tin ingot forging
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 02:21:02 PM »
ya it is a fairly weak and mailable but not as much as lead. it might be good for some wheel hubs or maybe casting copies of some plastic army men :P
« Last Edit: August 12, 2009, 02:23:19 PM by blackbeard »
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Re: tin ingot forging
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 03:34:36 PM »
haha, yeah... make some robot targets for practice.
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Re: tin ingot forging
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 07:43:02 PM »
citizens for your robot to terrorize?
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Re: tin ingot forging
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 11:57:01 PM »
Very interesting! it's easy to be shaped.

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Re: tin ingot forging
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2009, 10:18:50 AM »
ya i made some flat topped bars. it's pretty wasteful since you have to squish the top and cut the excess off but i find tin re melts pretty well.
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