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  1. Al2O3 replied to the thread Wisconsin Foundryman.

    Hmmmm. I can see 2. Why 4-5 people? I've only done light reading on cupola pros/cons and also why there can be scaling (down sizing)...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 1:01 PM
  2. Al2O3 replied to the thread Wisconsin Foundryman.

    Been traveling for a week so just back and getting caught up. It's in my signature thread. David calls it Battle Star...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM
  3. Tobho Mott liked Zapins's post in the thread Chunk Jewel Lamp.

    You could also push something into the back of it while its in the mold and make an indent to thin the glass out. That way it wouldn't...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 12:35 PM
  4. OMM replied to the thread Chunk Jewel Lamp.

    Iā€™m with Zap on this one. A sphere shape on the backside will amplify the light by thinning the glass and reflecting it. You can take...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 12:11 PM
  5. OMM liked Jason's post in the thread Chunk Jewel Lamp.

    Here we go! While far from perfect, I'm calling this a win! I will have to select a different green because this shade darkens up...

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  6. Zapins replied to the thread Chunk Jewel Lamp.

    You could also push something into the back of it while its in the mold and make an indent to thin the glass out. That way it wouldn't...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 11:51 AM
  7. DavidF replied to the thread Wisconsin Foundryman.

    Ive been talking to cast iron gypsy about cupolas and she says you need 4-5 people to run one. It also sounds like there is a bit of an...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM
  8. Petee716 replied to the thread Wisconsin Foundryman.

    We have a member here, ironsides , who built a cupola. He has video of it on youtube as luckygen. It looks like a lot of work and...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 6:48 AM
  9. Tobho Mott liked joe yard's post in the thread When all you have is a backyard foundry....

    His outside the box thinking with the 2 shipping containers and the hut span roof between the two is a great design. It is all metal...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 5:20 AM
  10. Tobho Mott replied to the thread Chunk Jewel Lamp.

    5 pounds should be enough to do that, hopefully with a little bit left over for patching. Jeff

    Oct 20, 2019 at 5:17 AM
  11. Tobho Mott liked Jason's post in the thread Chunk Jewel Lamp.

    Here we go! While far from perfect, I'm calling this a win! I will have to select a different green because this shade darkens up...

    20191019_201145.jpg 20191019_205704.jpg Oct 20, 2019 at 5:14 AM
  12. Redwolf947 replied to the thread Wisconsin Foundryman.

    Another from Wisconsin, Welcome to the forum. Lots of great info here.. I don't have a setup yet but I'm hoping to in the future.....

    Oct 20, 2019 at 2:36 AM
  13. OMM attached a file to the thread My IFB/fibre-blanket furnace build..

    Three more pieces machined up in the whole scheme of things. (Yes, SS). 1/2ā€“13x4 1/4 has two flats measuring .350ā€. The three-quarter...

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  14. joe yard replied to the thread When all you have is a backyard foundry....

    His outside the box thinking with the 2 shipping containers and the hut span roof between the two is a great design. It is all metal...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 8:42 PM
  15. OMM liked Jason's post in the thread Chunk Jewel Lamp.

    That's kinda what I'm thinking Peedee. Get it as hot as I can with the kiln, pull it and keep it in the weedburner on full blast to get...

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