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  1. Richard has the skills and materials to alloy his...

    Richard has the skills and materials to alloy his own stuff. I do not. It's true, I can see dissappointment around every corner with casting stuff. It's not worth the added headache. I'll stick...
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    Synergic MIG ????????

    Want to touch the HEINY!!! WTF is this??? Is this something new to the MIG world? I have a 20year old crapsman 110vt gmaw that needs to be retired. However, 2k is a whole lot of duckets. Gotta...
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    My experience with hot wire is Nicrome goes...

    My experience with hot wire is Nicrome goes whackadoo when hot and Kanthal doesn't and stays pretty true in resistance hot or cold. Sound familiar or am I out in left field?
    What do they make lamp...
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    After (and this is no joke) FOUR harbor freight...

    After (and this is no joke) FOUR harbor freight grinders, I finally returned the last one and bought a Dewilt at the depot. I've cut 40miles of stuff with this thing. Best 100bones I've spent in a...
  5. James should be able to get these at his lowes up...

    James should be able to get these at his lowes up in the northeast without too much trouble. My local fireplace store gets 14bucks a brick. Talk about supply and demand.
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    Perfect. $5.17 and free shipping. DONE! You...

    Perfect. $5.17 and free shipping. DONE! You are the man! How they can make AND ship that thing for 5bucks blows my mind. The chinese are good for somethings some days.
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    Your welcome Miguel. Welcome to the nut house...

    Your welcome Miguel. Welcome to the nut house btw!

    One interesting thing happened to me with this thing. I drilled a carbon gouging rod and stuck a type k thermocouple in it rigged to an extra...
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    Sorry bud, the UK is a bit out of range for us. ...

    Sorry bud, the UK is a bit out of range for us. ;-)
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    This wax was loaded with crap. Clean as a...

    This wax was loaded with crap. Clean as a whistle now!
  10. Don't get me started on this internet CLOWN! ;-)...

    Don't get me started on this internet CLOWN! ;-)

    I forget some of you guys can get pretty cheap fire brick at your local lowes in the north..... That's a great option too.
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    Hmm.. I was just going to cut off an inch,...

    Hmm.. I was just going to cut off an inch, stretch it out and measure that. Then public school math it to what I need. My dad used to tell me, measure with a micrometer and then cut it with an AX! ...
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    Thanks Zap! I'm planning on sticking with it. ...

    Thanks Zap! I'm planning on sticking with it. The process is really slick. Did you liver of sulfur with the metal cold or hot? I did cold and it went black INSTANTLY. (too strong maybe?)
    Next...
  13. Yes.. Kaowool for most of the insulation and...

    Yes.. Kaowool for most of the insulation and about an inch of castable. Invest in a 50buck bag of mizzou. It's WORTH IT! I'm the king of cheap, but some of this you do not want to repeat. ...
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    Thanks Richard. I'll pick up some...

    Thanks Richard. I'll pick up some birchwood-casey... The look on that cup on the left is AWESOME! Hope someone reads this thread and does great things themselves. Just takes a whole lot of...
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    Thanks guys. I'm glad my first piece came out so...

    Thanks guys. I'm glad my first piece came out so well. The patina is growing on me the more we look at it. Something really cool about bronze. Might be it's the permanence of the material. ...
  16. Welcome to the looney bin. It can be done on a...

    Welcome to the looney bin. It can be done on a budget. What city are you located in? Some makerspace that can be rented on the cheap. The better ones already have a casting program set up.
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    Thats exactly how I did it. I only had about a...

    Thats exactly how I did it. I only had about a 1/3rd of a pot of dirty wax, so I just pulled the hose over one end of the silicone tray and slowly poured it through. Then in the trash the hose...
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    Hey Zap, I took the solid stuff from above and...

    Hey Zap, I took the solid stuff from above and stuck it in a glass bottle. Might last a little longer me thinks. Worth a try.
    J
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    Thanks bro. No soap for me. Instead wax cup...

    Thanks bro. No soap for me. Instead wax cup cakes! Works a champ!
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    I love JUNK STORES!

    Lets see what you fellow junk store junkies dig up! I hit one in NC recently and scored some silicone baking pans. All for the paltry sum of $1.25. Now I have a way to resize, clean up and reclaim...
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    I should have looked you up last week Robert. I...

    I should have looked you up last week Robert. I drove through Charlotte on the way to Denver NC. My folks live on lake norman. I ate at the Maggiano's in Charlotte. Excellent clams and linguini....
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    The chingchong meter read 1150C (around 2100F). ...

    The chingchong meter read 1150C (around 2100F). My old video camera suxs I know. Judging from the condition of the bronze at breakout. I'd say it was bang on the money. No weird porosity, no...
  23. BBQ paint. But it still won't survive going in...

    BBQ paint. But it still won't survive going in and out of the furnace.
  24. Find a service online, mail it off and be done...

    Find a service online, mail it off and be done with it. I never understood the whole PAL to NTSC thing. Just a royal PITA!
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    Sticky: Hey Cactus, I had bought some everdur out west in...

    Hey Cactus, I had bought some everdur out west in phoenix recently.... Well, today I tig welded with some silbronze rod I got at a local shop. It was a DEAD RINGER for my stuff. It totally blended...
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