This past Monday I finally got started on my foundry project! I've been collecting material for some time so I was ready to roll once Maker Faire '09 concluded. The goal is to built a foundry furnace capable of melting brass and perhape iron, if I'm lucky.
I'm using Dave Gingery's Building a Gas Fired Crucible Furnace as a general guide, but I intend to fuel my furnace with gasoline and waste oil (both veggie and motor) rather than propane (that would be far too easy!). The main reason for the use of this dangerous fuel is to gain experience with petrol burners for application in a future steam car project.
More after the cut . . .