Originally Posted by sudjim
Why not plug the ends and pour some melted aluminum in it. You would not need more than about a pint or less. I use a homemade furnace and charcoal as the fuel. Probably would take less than an hour from scratch to get up to temp an do the pour. Let it cool slowly, to get a good hardness and not too brittle. If anyone wants plans on the furnace, I can send you something.
That sounds awesome Jim! Please do post. Love this about this crazy. Always some thing to learn an' some one sharing "How to"