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    Why does it have to be puchase? No businesses...

    Why does it have to be puchase? No businesses make furnaces for sale. The best you'd get is one back yard caster making a furnace for another back yard caster. Not much difference making it yourself?
  2. You could do it with a centrifugal/vacuum caster...

    You could do it with a centrifugal/vacuum caster for sure.

    Still think machining it would be better. Casting anything will leave a layer of scale on the surface of the metal that needs to be...
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    Good find. How much did it cost? Pics inside...

    Good find. How much did it cost?

    Pics inside would be interesting.
  4. Sounds good, which of the ebay 4 jaw chucks will...

    Sounds good, which of the ebay 4 jaw chucks will work for me? https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=south+bend+chuck&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=south+bend+chuck&_sacat=0

    Should I...
  5. Thread: New tools!

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    I got myself a few new tools today. Figured I...

    I got myself a few new tools today. Figured I needed them for my workshop.

    The first one I got was a sharpening tool. I keep finding it difficult to accurately cut an angle I want onto the end of...
  6. I'd like to get my lathe working better when I go...

    I'd like to get my lathe working better when I go home around christmas so I'm going to try buy the parts I need ahead of time. The issue I have been having is that when I open my 3 jaw chuck to move...
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    It doesn't bond well. I tried patching my lid and...

    It doesn't bond well. I tried patching my lid and it fell off almost immediately. Its different inside the furnace where it can gain a purchase on the wall and sort of sit there rather than hang.
  8. What metal will you be casting?

    What metal will you be casting?
  9. Thread: Eclipse

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    Eclipse

    Anyone get a good view of the eclipse? I've got about 1 to 2 hrs left for it to arrive in full.
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    I'm interested in seeing the settings people use...

    I'm interested in seeing the settings people use for their syncrowave 250 for bronze. I didn't get a chance to play with the setting on bronze when I was back home. Only enough time to lay a few...
  11. Tungsten carbide burrs are what foundries use to...

    Tungsten carbide burrs are what foundries use to remove excess metal. You can get a set of 10 on ebay for 12 shipped.

    Not sure if those grinding wheels are what you need, I don't grind aluminum....
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    Before we go assuming Leo doesn't want things to...

    Before we go assuming Leo doesn't want things to change has anyone got a way to get hold of him and actually talk things over? Seems highly likely he has no idea what PB did or what we are proposing...
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    Very nice. Wish I found one like that. Would save...

    Very nice. Wish I found one like that. Would save me hours sawing up my ingots! Can't wait to see the fixed up version :)
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    Why don't we all just pitch in $20 bucks and buy...

    Why don't we all just pitch in $20 bucks and buy a ton of hard drive space for the forum to use. Then we'll have virtually unlimited storage space. Seems like the easiest option?
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    It needs to be oil tight because there will be...

    It needs to be oil tight because there will be most flying around inside the wet saw cabinet. So continuous welds are needed.

    This might just be easier to get remade than use what I currently have...
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    Got about 44 feet of cutting to do though 7...

    Got about 44 feet of cutting to do though 7 gauge. Sounds like a lot of grinding discs. The sawsall might work ok and use r4z0r's method of cutting far back from the like then angle grinding it to...
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    Thank you!! I missed that thread somehow. ...

    Thank you!! I missed that thread somehow.

    Read through the thread. I have OA but the thread indicates that it doesn't cut as cleanly as plasma especially for thin stuff. I want to cut the 7 gauge...
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    Ok great. I'll wire it in using the 50 amp...

    Ok great. I'll wire it in using the 50 amp breaker.

    The video was helpful. I watched it a few times as well.

    I was wondering, it would be nice to also have a mig/plasma cutter to cut and join...
  19. I did let my refractory dry out for several weeks...

    I did let my refractory dry out for several weeks before firing. It was also fairly covered and in a cool dark place so it probably dried very slowly and helped prevent cracks. No light bulb used...
  20. It's looking great so far. Why do people say...

    It's looking great so far.

    Why do people say cracks are unavoidable? You just need a thicker wall to stop the cracks. I used a 4" thick wall and then a 2 inch thick wall in each of my two furnaces...
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    Ok, I'll hook it up to the 50 amp circuit. You've...

    Ok, I'll hook it up to the 50 amp circuit. You've convinced me. Once the breaker's in place I can always run a direct line to the welder if needs be in the future. The hard part is getting the wire...
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    Jag that would be great if it isn't too much...

    Jag that would be great if it isn't too much trouble. I only need about 10 feet of cord if he has a small piece like that of flexible cord so I can use it to hook the welder from the wall to the...
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    I don't mind if it is recommended/necessary/code,...

    I don't mind if it is recommended/necessary/code, but it would be nice to have other outlets and fully power the garage for all my future machines.

    I also wouldn't mind putting a 100 amp cord on...
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    Does anyone know if the tig needs to be on its...

    Does anyone know if the tig needs to be on its own sub panel? Can it be wired into the sub panel and then other plugs be put out from the sub panel?

    I won't be using more than one device at a time...
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    Did more practice today. Seems it is easier to...

    Did more practice today. Seems it is easier to weld when the piece is vertical and I am welding up towards the ceiling. Really good looking welds that way.

    Also another thing I notice is that I am...
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