TzarKrispie (email@example.com) sent me these photos of his Hawiian foundry:
The furnace setup. Dig the leaf-blower-powered monster kiln burner he picked up.
Enough gas to level the house...
The furnace, a bit kraggy from use.
The Monster Kiln Burner. It was too hot for the kilns a local pottery place had so they just gave it to him! Fine for foundry...
Closeup. I don't know if there's an orifice, or what the thing is at the end (pilot?).
Now that's a big flame!
Maximum output... hot stuff!
"Wassup guys!" If you ever wondered how a man gets a gallon and a half of aluminum up four feet out of a furnace, now you know!
Oops, turn on that blower... or leave it off and use the thing for a nightlight... whichever :) That reminds me:
Who needs a bonfire when you have 100 pounds of propane in reserve!
New 12-14-2004. Loaded with charcoal to fire the new lid.
Who called for the charcoal cutting torch?
Burning down... Betcha there's all kinds of melted ash in there!