37617Re: Mobile Foundries...Does Anyone Have One?
- Apr 2, 2007I used castors on the bottom of my homemade #16 crucible furnace but
the biggest problem I see with doing that is it raises the furnace
which means you need to lift the crucible even higher than normal to
remove it. I solved this problem with my MIFCO furnace by welding the
castors sideways so the Wheels only touch the floor when I lift up the
handle welded to the opposite side of the cart. Not much ground
clearance this way but it works. I also incorperated a wire mesh
platform where I can put ingots, tools, etc in otherwise wasted space
over the burner and blower assembly.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gott24u" <gott24u@...> wrote:
> Hello TMT,
> I have a Johnson 900 that is "mobile". The good fella I bought it
> mobilized it (I might have done it a bit diffeerent, but seems to
> fine). The furnace body is mounted on a round platform made of
> with four casters underneath. The control unit is on a separate
> platform with casters. It rolls easily on concrete and hard ground. I
> am not a fan of the wood and many will tell you that it is not a good
> idea due to fire hazard - this is logical, but good, safe foundry
> practice has kept it from burning for many decades now. Casters are
> fairly light duty.
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