Re: crucible lining

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Posted by bpfink on July 12, 19100 at 21:53:36:

In Reply to: Re: crucible lining posted by Ryan Wood on July 12, 19100 at 14:24:01:

Very good response Ryan. It explains a lot.

Of course ditch the hacksaw unless it is an aerobic exercise and use a circular saw with a carborumdun wheel (about $7 for the wheel) and save a lot of time and energy.

The thickness of the steel should be quite adequate for this and with some system to either weld or drill and poke the tongs in you can handle that very safely.

Or just build / weld yourself a set of tongs instead of putting out the $200.

If intersted look up these systems.

Two schematic drawings of the present casting layout for one a man and 300# per pour

http://www.artmetal.com/project/TOC/proces/cast/forum/Pourprn1a.gif

http://www.artmetal.com/project/TOC/proces/cast/forum/Pourprn1b.gif

Photo of the kiln and melting furnace in background while working

on 1/2 torso in wax (to kind of show the item in question)

and lower half already cast in bronze hanging from chain hoist.

http://www.artmetal.com/village/chat/main/transcrp/00image/fink/castfig1a.JPG

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

bpfink


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