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  1. Mark's castings attached a file to the thread My cheap clay graphite crucible.

    I used a silicon carbide abrasive block to remove some material on top of the spout area: this crucible didn't have a pouring spout so I...

    crucible 6.jpg graphite.jpg Oct 21, 2018 at 10:13 PM
  2. Mark's castings liked DavidF's post in the thread My cheap clay graphite crucible.

    I think it had some sort of glaze on it. They only last for 10-15 iron melts in a best case scenario. May sound odd, but im ok with...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:01 PM
  3. Zapins replied to the thread 4 jaw lathe chuck recommendations?.

    Oh wow my internet just came back (was down for most of the weekend, been running on my phone hotspot). The last one seems like a good...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 8:30 PM
  4. DavidF replied to the thread My cheap clay graphite crucible.

    I think it had some sort of glaze on it. They only last for 10-15 iron melts in a best case scenario. May sound odd, but im ok with...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 8:10 PM
  5. Mark's castings replied to the thread My cheap clay graphite crucible.

    Did that crucible have any flux used on it?. It looks like a foamy, porous mess.

    Oct 21, 2018 at 8:05 PM
  6. DavidF attached a file to the thread My cheap clay graphite crucible.

    Here is a budget clay graphite from legend mining supply after 5 or so iron pours. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    20181021_225311.jpg 20181021_225315.jpg Oct 21, 2018 at 7:57 PM
  7. Petee716 replied to the thread 4 jaw lathe chuck recommendations?.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Back-Plate-CTAM-3862/173590422359?hash=item286acba357:g:5BcAAOSwDkBbxMko

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:56 PM
  8. Mark's castings replied to the thread My cheap clay graphite crucible.

    I wonder if something was lost in translation, it never really looked like a regular silicon carbide crucible: I think Morgans, etc....

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:50 PM
  9. Robert replied to the thread 4 jaw lathe chuck recommendations?.

    Wow! Nice. I hope Zap is watching. Maybe we should buy it for him? RObert

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:47 PM
  10. Robert replied to the thread 4 jaw lathe chuck recommendations?.

    OK, call me lazy. Yes cheaper. That would work. R

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:45 PM
  11. oldironfarmer replied to the thread 4 jaw lathe chuck recommendations?.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/southbend-lathe-chuck-backing-plate-17-8-8tpi-4-67-od-sheldon/263991033142?hash=item3d77177d36:g:ztUAAOSwoBlaiJ3...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:44 PM
  12. oldironfarmer replied to the thread FLASKS Wood "SNAP" aka as hing type.

    Thanks! I hadn't noticed the flat bars protruding into the sand. So your lineup pins come out of the drag for initial pattern placement?

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:37 PM
  13. DavidF replied to the thread 4 jaw lathe chuck recommendations?.

    Search, keyword back plate....

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:20 PM
  14. Al2O3 replied to the thread My cheap clay graphite crucible.

    After ten heats that would be very discouraging. Doesn't look any better than I'd expect out of just fire clay. At those prices and...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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