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  • 556Raven trailer

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    Welcome to 556Raven's
    Here we play with molten aluminum, creating all kinds of fantastic art work covering everything from custom lost foam to ant hill colony castings.
    If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments and give us a subscribe. I always answer my comments so don't be shy!
    Please send suggestions for future foundry work and as always Thanks for Watching!


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    Quick Videos detailing the different tools I've made in order to run my backyard foundry
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    Here are all the ant hill colonies that I have cast in molten aluminum
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    • Fire Ant Colony Aluminum Casting - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,796,379 views
      Here we go again! This time I cast a fire ant mound at the end of my driveway. I was a little concerned that the underground tunnels might have gone under the concrete but I was happily surprised...
    • Triple Fire Ant Aluminum Casting - Duration: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,168,712 views
      Back at it again! Out to the New Brockton Armory for more aluminum fire ant hill goodness. This time around Denise and I had two visitors, Denises's daughter Amber and a buddy Matt. Matt is in th...
    • Ant Hill Casting - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 619,581 views
      My first attempt at casting an ant hill in my yard with molten aluminum... Almost caught the neighborhood on fire!

      Check out my second attempt! It came out a lot better! http://youtu.be/qU50Xe-jyBE
    • Ant Hill Casting #2 - Duration: 8 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 460,665 views
      My second go on casting an ant hill in aluminum. I took the entire metal melting rig over to a buddy's house and cast one out of his yard. That attempt came out so great that we immediately set t...
    • Double Fire Ant Mound Aluminum Casting - Duration: 7 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 448,592 views
      One more time! Were headed back out to the City of New Brockton to cast fire ant hills from the front yard of the city armory. With permission from Mayor Kathy Holley, we arrived in the field ple...
    • Lost Foam Casting Skulls and Skyrim Statue - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 358,983 views
      After several aluminum ant hill casting I wanted to get back to some lost foam. I've got an order for a custom hitch cover that has been failing repeatedly on me so its time to do some easy small ...
    • Ant Hill Casting #3 - Duration: 4 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 204,690 views
      Here yet again we obliterate an ant colony that took up residence in my back yard. As you will see the 1500 degree molten aluminum is a quick and painless death for all the ants that had bitten me...
    • Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Casting - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 91,359 views
      Finally found another fire ant colony that needed a history lesson about Pompeii. Got permission from the neighboring city mayor to attempt casting anthills on government land. Loaded up in the tr...
    • Project Hitch Cover - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 53,988 views
      Another afternoon with my toys in the garage. This time I lost foam cast a tailor hitch cover for my wife's new truck. It was a lot of fun to make and even better when she saw it and absolutely l...
    • Building a Better Hot Wire Cutter - Duration: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 47,516 views
      Now that I'm getting good at lost foam casting, I want a better hot wire cutter to slice up my foam...

      So i decided to build one!

      This is part one, the casting of the arm. Next will be the ...
    • Home made Foundry and Burner (Little Sparks Ep. #2) - Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 35,462 views
      This time on Little Sparks its everything you need to know about my home made DIY aluminum foundry and the propane burner that makes it possible. I covered some details about the crucible then, th...
    • Hotwire Foam Cutter (Little Sparks Ep. #3) - Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 32,140 views
      This time on Little Sparks I will cover the home made hot wire foam cutter that i created from a guitar string and an old cell phone charger. With this i can easily and quickly cut foam to make mo...
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