Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scrap Alchemy Prevails! New Foundry Sand Sieve

I had been planning to build a new sieve for my foundry sand, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it got delayed again. The first sieve I made was just some very thin plastic with a window screen stapled on it, but the plastic disintegrated.  The 2nd one was a metal one I bought at a garage sale for $1, but the holes were too small to let sand through at any decent rate.  I was planning to use some 1/4" chicken wire connected to a wooden hoop, but imagine my surprise when I found this on the side of the street 4 days later:
Hey, what's that?
Oh look, the perfect sieve!
Some people would call this luck, but it's really the result of an exacting science called The Law of Scrap Alchemy, it's when you find exactly what you're looking for in the most unlikely place and usually for free.  And thanks to my newly upgraded basket, I had no problem fitting it on my bike!
The Niterider light mount has been working good as well

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