Thanks for visiting my blog.

Het zou leuk zijn wanneer je een berichtje achterlaat. :-)
I would appreciate a little message. :-)

Hierbij wil ik Petra bedanken want dankzij haar geweldige site,, ben ik met de bouw van mijn poppenhuis begonnen.

Thanks to Petra. Without her nice site,, I would never been started with my doll house.

Ik probeer de dingen die ik maak zo goed mogelijk te omschrijven maar er kunnen soms typefoutjes in de tekst staan dus controleer van te voren even of het allemaal klopt.

The thing I create I put on my blog. Although I try to make no mistakes it's possible that something went wrong so please check before you make a copy.

vrijdag 16 augustus 2013

Recycling old material for pewter casting.

A warm welcome to my new followers. Don't hesitate to give comment. That's the only way to learn about your reactions.

When I was reading the story of Elizabeth's gorgeous garage findings, I wondered about our garage. What will I find there ?? To be honest....I already know. Material to use for recycling.

Since my son moved out to live his own life we started to look around and realized that our house needed some inspection. The seams of the house were in a poor condition. My husband started to remove  all the seams.

Before winter starts all the seams should be in the house again. Meanwhile my hobby space has to wait.

I'm a bit restless at the moment. So I need to create something. I remembered I loved tin/pewter casting. I can do this without hobby space. I only need material to work with. I made a mold in plaster.

Now I had to find some tin. My husband told me to look in the garage there should be tin for solder.

He also told me to use the gas burner. I asked him if he was sure that this would work. I remembered to melt the tin in a little saucepan. But okay....I give it a try.

That didn't work out. I scared the tin. It became all small spheres.
Preparing dinner I used a can of tomato paste. That could become my saucepan !!

So I talked with my husband about the can. He went into the garage. A few hours later he came back with a safe burner to melt tin or silver.

He found a handle for the can. With rivets he placed the handle on the can.

He made a paper mold to produce a safe support for the saucepan. The support is made out of one piece of aluminium.

It fits perfect together.

He placed it on the denatured alcohol burner from a raclette.

I know you can buy a set for pewter casting but this works two ways. It's a steady thing and it cleans out the garage a little. 
Instead of bringing new stuff in he used old stuff from the garage.

Now I'll try to make a pair of scissors.

Have a nice weekend and I wish my pair of scissors can be shown soon.