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    Today, 03:54 AM
    I'm curious what you ended up using the fuel tank for. Looks like it might make for a good drink flask, tap a petcock into the belly for an easy pour...
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    Today, 03:37 AM
    I broke down a bought a graphite crucible to replace my steel beginners that leaked a full pot of AL in the furnace. I've been checking the back...
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    10-18-2017, 03:54 AM
    Well I'm making progress. I was able to cast the 6 smaller pulleys the other night. With the molten Al at 1513*F, 823*C according to my pyrometer, I...
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    10-11-2017, 01:59 AM
    It's been a busy few days here working on household projects. I have however found some time to assemble my pyrometer and, at the suggestion of...
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    10-05-2017, 04:47 PM
    Sorry the math came out to be 2372f. I am planning on it overall looking like the one in Raspers aa post. I'll probably just use it dipping into the...
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    10-05-2017, 04:14 AM
    I opted to start with the 9" because the smaller sheaves probably won't get spokes, just a solid thin hub. As far as attaching the smaller to the...
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    10-04-2017, 02:58 AM
    I really appreciate all the feedback and suggestions. AA-8800 has been set aside for smaller ornamental projects. Shaker table should be easy...
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    10-02-2017, 03:03 AM
    At this point I don't have an accurate way to determine temperature. I used the, wait three minutes after all solids melt and dip a rod if it comes...
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    10-02-2017, 02:07 AM
    Well today didn't go as planned. First thing this morning I checked the patterns. Mud was completely dried so I started burying them in sand. Half...
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    10-01-2017, 04:54 AM
    And so it begins. My plan for this muller is to design it as I go using what parts I have, can make, and find. I have a some crude drawings and an...
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    09-29-2017, 03:41 AM
    Great thread! Informative, educational, and inspirational. Kelly, I applaud your perseverance!���� I'd say you've mastered the technique. Couple...
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    09-27-2017, 02:36 AM
    Jag, you're spot on with that. There is a small window of balance. Fine tuning the rich/lean isn't that tricky. It definitely has a sweet spot. As...
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    09-26-2017, 08:15 PM
    Yeah, residential gas supply. Haven't had any problem reaching melting temps. In fact, when throttling the gas, I have the ball valve only slightly...
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    09-26-2017, 12:32 AM
    Chancre started a thread Core Problems in Pattern Making
    I'm curious what is the best method of making cores. I've been using Bondo's fiberglass resin mixed into sand. It does an ok job, but tends to burnup...
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    09-26-2017, 12:11 AM
    A few months ago I built a foundry from materials that were readily available. I used a 18" tall 15" diameter trash can. It's lined with 2x4x8...
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