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    SuperBuickGuy
    No Life Outside BangShift.com

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    Today we learn why he's called "no feet Pete"

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  • ejs262
    Hero BangShifter

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    My crappy furnace with the lid off... I plan to build a new one, using ceramic wool insulation and a thinner refractory lining. the crucible is good for about 16 pounds of aluminum, the overall diameter of the furnace is about 30"



    Here's a shot of the burner burning, it's made of iron pipe fittings, a mig contact tip, and a few brass fittings. it can make some intense heat.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    my casting setup

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  • Beagle
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    I bought an A6 graphite crucible before double your spending pleasure budget killing covid-19 showed up. It wasn't a lot, like 25 bucks if I remember, 8kg capacity. It'll fit in a 20 gallon size furnace I haven't built yet but have over 95 percent of the junk to make. I'm thinking water glass (crystal cat litter + drain cleaner) and perlite for a liner. Acetylene gauge for a propane tank / vacuum cleaner forced air furnace and see if I can make an environmental disaster with molten cast iron. Should be fun to watch anyway, post yours up!!

    The crucible in that video is most decidedly more than 8kg, and a pile more than 25 bucks!! I really don't want to think about the cost of the bronze. lol.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I built a crucible and used it maybe twice... I really should sell it because I don't ever see needing it.

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  • ejs262
    Hero BangShifter

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    Originally posted by Beagle View Post
    Primer... Sure! Except for the part where just the crucible costs more than I want to spend on another hobby, much less the bronze! The thumbnail doesn't do the size of the crucible justice. That's a little bigger than you might find in your average hobby shop.

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    you probably don't need one that big either though... I've been working towards using my 3d printer to make molds for metal casting using my home made furnace. if I ever get around to casting my own parts like I want to, I'll make a thread about it.

    For reference, here's a crucible capable of doing about 14 pounds of aluminum for about $112.

    https://pmcsupplies.com/procasttm-no...-crucible.html

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    looks like Leo is walking the plank... and fastening it as well

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  • 65RHDEER
    Superhero BangShifter

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    How to put a hole in your boat...

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  • 65RHDEER
    Superhero BangShifter

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    Got to say Leo is reliable

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  • SuperBuickGuy
    No Life Outside BangShift.com

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I would have hit "good enough" so long ago.... polishing the floors... yeah, no...

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  • mike343sharpstick
    Superhero BangShifter

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    This latest installment was one of my favorites. We all spend lots of time building overly detailed parts that nobody will ever see. but this effort for hidden brackets is at another level.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Beagle View Post
    Primer... Sure! Except for the part where just the crucible costs more than I want to spend on another hobby, much less the bronze! The thumbnail doesn't do the size of the crucible justice. That's a little bigger than you might find in your average hobby shop.

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    I have one in my average size hobby shop.... just sayin' :D (hobby size, not that size). And it is a primer, perhaps not on the size, but to learn those steps took far more then a 30 minute video... that has the highlights, and even short enough for most to pay attention to all of it.
    SuperBuickGuy
    No Life Outside BangShift.com
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; June 29, 2020, 09:49 PM.

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  • Beagle
    "Flounder"

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    Primer... Sure! Except for the part where just the crucible costs more than I want to spend on another hobby, much less the bronze! The thumbnail doesn't do the size of the crucible justice. That's a little bigger than you might find in your average hobby shop.

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