Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First you need some tools

A pouring shank, to pour the metal. With a locking bar to avoid the crucible falling out.

A set of lifting tongs to hold the crucible, gently but firmly as you lift it out of the furnace.

A casting flask, and a simple pair of tongs for moving hot things, or feeding the stock into the crucible.
A furnace to melt it in.

The furnace is almost straight out of Gingery's book. Sand and Fire clay for the lining. The lid is fire-cement and Perlite. It was easier to get it to stay together. The Fire clay and sand was quite fragile for a lid.

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