Posted February 16, Big thanks to my father for both providing me a bunch of scrap aluminum, and fabricating the crucible. Crucibles — Design and construction. Posted February 20, Flower pots were never intended to take the kind of thermal shock that crucibles endure. If you don’t, I’d just order a small crucible, but if you need to go an even cheaper route, a stainless steel container will work as Thomas suggested. Metal sculpture in brass, mounted on an s French Coin.

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The Fliwerpot message field is required. The reason for this is two fold. Welded sculpture in steel with welding rods for ribs and cast aluminium for eyes. People ask me what my goal is with this: Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.


Stainless does nothing for you at those temps.

flowerpot crucible furnace

I made a couple of changes. I found it interesting that no aluminum stuck to the briquette:.

Start small and work your way up as you skills increase. Citations are based on reference standards.

flower pot crucible? – Smelting, Melting, Foundry, and Casting – I Forge Iron

DVDs for your viewing pleasure. Letterbox Lettering about an hour ago. Paste as plain text instead. Making The Flower Pot Furnace. When I put my shadow over the exhaust hole you can see it glowing red already:. I would have thought the latter could weaken it.

Posted February 16, Please enter the message. Read, Read, Read, as much info about casting as possible and particularly concerning foundry safety. View my complete profile. Go To Topic Listing. flowerpoh

The name field is required. BTAIM I have used thick walled stainless steel creamers to melt small amounts several ounces at a time of silver or brass or bronze in my forge for pouring. Remember me on this computer.


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It walks you through the steps from creating a furnace out of a flowerpot and a few other ingredients to melting aluminum in it. Posted February 15, Don’t have an account? You can post now and register later. I kid you not, this will save you a bunch of time and heartache, and allow you to learn the actual craft of foundrywork instead of just getting the thing to work. Some crucibke my early memories are of exploring my grandfathers workshop in Colorado Springs, CO.

What Makes a 3D Printer “Production”? They last one or two melts at the most and then spring a leak.