Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

Dad teaches his daughter how to cast a ring from scrap pewter

When Ivan Owen‘s 10 year old daughter wanted to learn how to make her own metal ring, including designing it and melting down the scrap pewter metal, the Bellingham, Washington-based artist and maker embraced the opportunity:

This video shows her learning to design and fabricate her own metal ring via sand casting using Tinkercad 3D design software, an Ultimaker 2 3D printer, scrap pewter, blowtorch, hammer, anvil, vise, drill & various other tools. I provided knowledge and supervision, but she drove the process.

Through this process she learns that hazardous materials, such as molten metal, can be safely manipulated using the right equipment and techniques. She wanted to make a video of the process so that other kids could see all of the steps that go into making an everyday item like a ring.

File under: parenting. Watch this next: Kathryn DiMaria rebuilds her Pontiac Fiero, Anodizing Titanium – The Rainbow Metal, and molten gold transforms into gold leaf.

via Laughing Squid.

🌈 Related videos

The Spanish City of Swords: Toledo

Rion Nakaya

Pouring 1200F molten aluminum into an anthill?

Rion Nakaya

Melting metal in your hand: Gallium

Rion Nakaya

Machining a cube in a cube in a cube from a single metal block

Rion Nakaya

The Ring of Truth: Molten gold transforms into gold leaf

Rion Nakaya

Making a kitchen knife from a roll of aluminum foil

Rion Nakaya

The untold history of ironworking in central & west Africa

Rion Nakaya

Sculpting in Solid Mercury using Liquid Nitrogen

Rion Nakaya

Alike, an animated short film

Rion Nakaya

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe