Make No Small Plans

Make No Small Plans - Burnham

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New direct melt casting torch

Well I change my plans a bit...

I now plan to use direct melting  with a propane  and compressed air  melting torch .

the metal will be held  in the small crucible & holders  that you see  laying on the top of the stool .

I've got to make a fire brick stand to take the place of the wooden stool  of course :-)

I bought the german made casting torch  from Otto Frei. it uses a standard air compressor and a standard propane tank like you would find on a back yard grill.

Properly adjusted , one can achieve a 4000 f degree reduction flame . This enable a master to quickly melt metal without having to heat a whole furnace just to melt a few ounces of metal. The crucible gets heated along with the metal and its small scale feels safer... at least in my mind.

Best, GaryO