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    Check out this thread (relevant bit starts on...

    Check out this thread (relevant bit starts on page 21) http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/showthread.php?12179-Gearing-up-for-sand-casting/page21
    Tobho mott has just started a House number Blank for...
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    Any coil of wire will have inductance. But you...

    Any coil of wire will have inductance. But you need to look at the overall design and usage of the coil. The resistance of the Kanthal is orders of magnitude higher that any inductance that coiling...
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    That's a nice fix for not having a proper Drill...

    That's a nice fix for not having a proper Drill Press. I've seen similar (those way less solidly built) unit sold by drill companies. Good Work!

    CBB
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    It's fun when the plumbing guy stops by and asks...

    It's fun when the plumbing guy stops by and asks if he can help you.
    Big Box Plumbing guy: What are you building?
    Me: a propane burner for a foundry furnace that I'm building in an old 5 gallon...
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    I have 26 Model T with a similar radiator.... Now...

    I have 26 Model T with a similar radiator.... Now you're making me think about what I could put up there other than my Moto-meter.:)
    With the "things" that show up in the mail from some of the...
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    Dave, Can you post a photo of the Casting that...

    Dave,

    Can you post a photo of the Casting that you finally deem acceptable? (purely for curiosity as the one you were polishing in the video looked amazing. What was wrong with it that meant...
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    Doug, Welcome to the group! We can definitely...

    Doug,

    Welcome to the group! We can definitely help you get a propane burner running hot enough to melt aluminum.
    Heck Mine is a big pipe (1.5") with a little pipe (1/4") screwed into the side of...
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    Kelly, et al Foam casters, Has anyone tested...

    Kelly, et al Foam casters,

    Has anyone tested to see what effect a hollow foam sprue has on the casting? I would assume that it would help keep the heat in the metal longer. But with all things...
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    Since you have tickled my thinking cells. Where...

    Since you have tickled my thinking cells. Where did you pickup the hub motor for this beast. ....
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    Start with the Trigger Switch. Those things like...

    Start with the Trigger Switch. Those things like to die! or if not in a nice environment the copper "contacts" like to corrode. (I say "contacts" because in most Harbor Frap stuff it's just 2 bits of...
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    I spent about 11hours on my back under a boat...

    I spent about 11hours on my back under a boat that was held up by stacks of 6"x 6"'s not long ago Painting it. I still don't recommend being under the plate if you can avoid it (you know Uncle Murphy...
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    If you are going to try for 2000F you will want...

    If you are going to try for 2000F you will want to use kanthal wire.
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    When playing with angry pixels.... Don't do it...

    When playing with angry pixels.... Don't do it with the unit plugged in. Once you add the capacitor & Coil be mindful that they can hold a charge for a long time after they have been unplugged......
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    Kelly that was a heck of a pour! i'm interested...

    Kelly that was a heck of a pour! i'm interested in how the Drill guides work out for you too.

    Good Work!
    CBB
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    Peetee looks Good! The 208 to 120 Transformer was...

    Peetee looks Good! The 208 to 120 Transformer was a good Idea.
  16. This explains why I have never had the dreaded...

    This explains why I have never had the dreaded Crucible stuck to Plith issue. I have been using sand and SS to patch my cheaply made furnace lining. And I always seem to knock some sand on the plith...
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    I totally agree. But Petee was questioning wither...

    I totally agree. But Petee was questioning wither you could get away with dumping propane in via a pipe. (Or that's the way I read it). I wanted to clear up you could. But yes placement of pipe...
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    Yes you can! My burner is propane..... Just...

    Yes you can! My burner is propane..... Just dumping into the inlet via a 1/8" pipe. Forced air, propane is low pressure!
    CBB
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    GFI would be a good addition for the Furnace/...

    GFI would be a good addition for the Furnace/ kiln, but some welders don't play nice with them. So if the outlet is going to be used for both it maybe a better idea to build it into the furnace/kiln....
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    You will still want a rough surface to give the...

    You will still want a rough surface to give the refractory something to bite into. The needles will help, but I wouldn't trust them to do all the heavy lifting. But I also wear a belt with my...
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    I work in the schools now. And Just bought a...

    I work in the schools now. And Just bought a bunch of School cast off Machines. The reasons they stopped the metal shop was insurance was too high, Low enrollment, and they couldn't find a qualified...
  22. I used Perlite in my furnace.... It melts into...

    I used Perlite in my furnace.... It melts into green glass and takes everything around it with it. I will not be using it again.

    I thought that I had seen someone state that sodium silicate was...
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    Oh, you left Ensign expendable in charge while...

    Oh, you left Ensign expendable in charge while you were gone! Been there done that. Looking forward to an update....in a few weeks when you finish finding all the things that he/she "fixed" while you...
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    I have talked with Grizzly about South Bend...

    I have talked with Grizzly about South Bend parts. If they have it in Stock they ship it out shortly. They treat spare parts like any of their products. Payment clears, they pull it , pack it, tag it...
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    I think that's the first time anyone has stated...

    I think that's the first time anyone has stated that in one of razor's threads :rolleyes:
    Weddings In the GSRM take forever .... 10 days no followup. Are you ok? do we need to come rescue you!
    CBB...
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