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[Ooops, it was a bit warmer than 800 F] Well as luck would have it Uncle Gary was cleaning up and unearthed an older steel fire extinguisher! Our foundry was complete. That night we cleaned and gutted the fire extinguisher and … Continue reading

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Family Foundry – The curing run….

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Got a a few more things done since the last post including a “dry” run tonight without a crucible (it arrives on Friday or Saturday). Below is the foundry the next morning with the blower pipe attached. I messed up the … Continue reading

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It begins again…. Schicks and Aluminum

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Tonight Nicholas, Stephen and I started to make our first backyard foundry. This one is based on Grant Thompson’s design which I felt was the safest choice for our first venture into the “molten” metal arts. Here’s Nick under the cover … Continue reading

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May 18th is Nikkis’ 8th Birthday and the MakerFaire!!!!

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As I write this it’s 10 more days until Nikkis 8th birthday and the opening of the Maker Faire. We’ve been spreading the word and hope to see all our friends on Saturday 5/18. Of course, while were there, we’ll … Continue reading

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My FabScan is headed for the finish line!

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Greetings All, It’s 22:54 and as I write this my little FabScan is working away at “Overkill Resolution” (which I am going to change to Ludicrous Resolution in honor of Space Balls) on a stress test scan. I am running … Continue reading

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And a quick pic of the setup in its current state

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Hmm. WordPress from Safari ain’t working on my desktop. Will investigate when I have more sleep. Here’s a pic of the set up without the rest of the enclosure and I am using clay to hold the object and the … Continue reading

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