Try a Super Salamander crucible.
I set mine on an old firebrick on the shop floor to cool. Never a problem. Did you put fresh cardboard under...
You can't close your air valves tight enough to avoid using a VFD?
Is it all brick inside?
I have a Mini Mite muller. It works great but I can only mull about 2/3 of an 8x10x3+3 flask. Two flasks and I'm mulling three loads. I get...
Looks like a great project. I have some spray can paint which replicates cast iron pretty well, an engine paint. I'll try to get a picture.
We all have different experiences, sometimes varying opinions.:D
Just pour it horizontally like any other casting and feed it from a proper riser through a gate.
I use a brass flux from Budget Casting Supply. If you save your dross you can flux it back to brass. I was melting scrap brass and getting a...
Why does brass not need flux? I skim a lot less material off if I flux the brass.
I think I would melt the copper into ingots to clean it up...
Furnace is looking good!
Choking a blower puts les load on it and it lasts longer. It's a little contrary to what is intuitive.
You can use steel or cast iron in which to melt aluminum. It is not recommended because iron will contaminate aluminum and alter it's properties....
It amazes me that novices think they can instantly improve on a craft which is thousands of years old and developed to a high art. It actually...
Never used in war, I believe one of the few US bombers never used, probably the B58 wasn't either.
Remember it had two fuel...
A match plate is great to use when you can just blow and go after fiddling with patterns and feed systems by hand.
That was a great project! Very nice to copy it here.
You have a cheek?
To mimic what you show you need a crucible with a spout, the crucible being fixed in the firebox.
What is your goal for a tilting furnace?
The size of your blower is really not a factor. You can choke it down to a small wisp of air. With only a 1" annular space it seems you don't...
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Welcome! Lead in an Altoid tin is real casting.
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