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bpfink - Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:19amCasting Sculpture Gallery
timt - Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 10:34amSculpture Gallery | bas relief | bronze | lost wax casting
timt - Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 10:30amSculpture Gallery | bas relief | ceramic shell | Lost wax bronze casting
ornametalsmith - Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:34pmSculpture Gallery | aluminum | fold forming | forged | large scale sculpture | metal sculpture
lin - Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:43amSculpture Gallery | mld steel | solder | stained glass
dong gwan Choi - Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:43amSculpture Gallery | sclupture
bpfink - Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 7:35pmCasting | OT: Sandbox YAK Sculpture Gallery | The sectiuon of the vacumm cleaner feed to the gas to enter the furnace. This one melts 300 lb. bronze in about 70 minutes from cold imgot.
I do question the leaf blower only because I have gone through several and they are a cheap motors and found my last 3 unreliable for a good run. The air pressure they give is more than needed so I only hope you have a way to also jack it down via some divergent pass system when needed to do a flame adjustment. I melt way more at a time in a much bigger furnace and use a vacuum cleaner motor for the air. That then goes into a pipe with a large 3 inch diameter water shut off valve before it turns into the 90 degree angle run into the furnace where the gas is also added. That makes it possible to throw away some of the air pressure without taxing the blower motor or chocking the intake and making the blower motor run hotter.
bpfink - Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:27pmCasting | OT: Sandbox YAK Sculpture Gallery
bpfink - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:56pmCasting | OT: Sandbox YAK Sculpture Gallery | Kiln loading
bpfink - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:12pmCasting | OT: Sandbox YAK Sculpture Gallery | Tilting furnace
This was one of my old melting furnaces good for aluminum. It was so large it would melt down an entire engine block and misc. scrap to pour a piece and then pour the rest into ingots for later use. The molds were set low in the sand pit in front of it and the metal was transferred via a steel rain gutter type trough strapped to the pouring lip and to the top of the investments cup area. I no longer use it and only kept the crucible when done. I still have one half that size but seldom use it either. It held about 800 lb aluminum per melt if needed. bpfink