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Make an aluminum gun
04-19-2015, 10:41 PM
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04-20-2015, 08:43 AM
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Cool process... Now I have to think of an application...

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04-20-2015, 10:40 AM
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Cool process...

In 8th grade machine shop class I learned about making molds. At the time (1967) the school had a complete machine shop in the the building. A few months prior to the end of the school year student's were given a book that had instruction's to mold different items. In order to pass the class, each student had to make an aluminum mold of an item shown in the book and finish it using the power machine tools.

Most student's choose lawn ornaments for their parent's, paperweights and other useless things. I choose to make a Medieval Axe (it was in the book). I finished it by using the grinder to put an edge on the blade, I was latter asked to take the edge off because I didn't have sheath for it. The main thing is I passed the class.

There were a few teachers who felt it may not be proper for a student to be walking around and attending school classes with an axe (go figure). Due to it being a class project they didn't do anything about it. Eventually I was asked to leave it at home. I didn't want any hassles with the school so I obeyed their request. I don't know what ever happened to my axe, most likely my dad tossed it.

In today's society, I'm sure if a student even mentioned something like this, they would be pulled out of school by the police, investigated, be sent for psychiatric evaluation and put on some kind of drugs to cure them.

I don't know if schools even offer machine shop, auto repair, etc classes. One thing I'm sure of is if the classes still exist, I wouldn't be able to make an axe. Devil

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04-20-2015, 11:35 AM
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I took foundry in high school (Lane Tech), back in the day when schools actually taught skills useful in the working world. I still have a pair of Lincoln bust book ends that I cast in bronze. Today, schools teach stuff that is useless in most jobs or that most people learned before they got to high school.

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05-08-2015, 06:38 PM
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Not so lucky at my schools. Not sure how into it I would have been at that age compared to now. Like BelieveIn308 said, applications. Oh, and time. One of these days (or years) I am going to start doing some of this cool stuff instead of watching TV
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