This is Tim's bliss. He is happiest when casting metal and making lovely parts. I took these pictures today as he was pouring the hot aluminum into the molds, which he also made. He made the furnace, too. It's the bucket looking thing right behind his hand.
Then it has to sit until it hardens. I have pictures of him opening the molds to reveal his handiwork, but they're on photobucket (coz I'm running out of room on Flickr) so I'll put those up later.
Isn't that cool? It's the ultimate recycling. He melts down otherwise useless metal and makes useful things with them.