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So my wife found this video and sent me the link. This is a pretty cool backyard casting project  and art form. He is using aluminum, but I don't see why you couldn't use other alloys.

http://nerdist.com/pouring-molten-aluminum-into-water-balls-makes-instant-art/

 

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It is one of the things Myth Busters said to never do at home,I believe there are a number of videos showing the water tank exploding in a bad way.

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5 hours ago, DanM said:

It is one of the things Myth Busters said to never do at home,I believe there are a number of videos showing the water tank exploding in a bad way.

Pouring molten metal into water is generally a no-no. However, you have to understand that pouring a lot of metal into water very quickly is where the danger is. If you create that vapor jacket quickly enough that it can't rise to the surface, that's when you're in trouble. 

 

If you pour it slowly, there is minimal risk. Also, there isnt just water in that tank, the bulk of it is made up of plastic balls.

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