The goal for this experiment was to pour bronze after aluminum in the same pour. I was hoping the bronze would melt the aluminum already in the mold. Unfortunately, I was a bit cautious and the bronze was poured too cold and did not have a chance to melt the aluminum to any degree.
As you will see in the pics, the bronze shrank and pulled away from the aluminum, creating little or no real mixing.
Overall, I learned a lot, but it was an expensive failure with all of the contaminated bronze and no piece to show for it. I’ll be working with the smaller egg experiments until I can make the metal work for me with consistency.