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Cool sparks, as the charcoal settles in the furnace, and the sun starts to set.
I kept adding more aluminium until my crucible (a stainless steel sugar tub) was about three-quarter full.
Just as I was picking up my gloves, ready to pour the metal into the mould my friend Ian turned up, out of the blue. Excellent timing – just before the exciting bit! :-)