This idea is really cool, I am absolutely going to make one this winter. Now let me tell you how I found this video. One of my listeners sent me the following email about it…
Could you see a DIY smelting device to melt aluminum or other metals as being useful in self-reliance/self-sufficiency/permaculture? If so, how? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSoWxG30rb0
I think everything about this is fricken ingenious. The only part that needs special tools is a torch to make the crucible, a local metal shop would do it for you for about 5 bucks I bet.
But you tell me, what can you think of to make with this? Comment below with your answer, coolest answer gets something cool from me that I will mail to you, what exactly to be determined.