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Build Your Own Charcoal Foundry by David J. Gingery

Build Your Own Metalworking Shop from Scrap No. 1

You can melt aluminium, pot metal, and even brass with a very simple home built furnace fuelled with charcoal.

All you need is an old metal 5 gallon bucket, a few dollars worth of fire clay, some sand, a hair drier or vacuum cleaner and this book to build a high temperature furnace. One man built the furnace itself for about $10. The blower, cords, a pipe for a crucible and the rest cost a few dollars more.

After making a pattern, ram up a mold with sandbox sand and fire up the furnace. Put the crucible in with charcoal briquettes. Put an old electric iron a couple of pistons into the crucible. Skim the dross off, and pour the liquid into the mold. 20 minutes later you will have a face plate casting for a small lathe.

This is the first book in the Gingery series that show you how to build a complete metal workshop from scrap for almost nothing. You will need this book to make the small casting needed for David Gingery's other projects.

Every page of this book is loaded with practical how-to useful advise. You get many drawings and excellent photographs that will show you step-by-step how to build a foundry.

Code No. 004872, 80 pages, ISBN 1878087002, $24.00

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