37619Re: Mobile Foundries...Does Anyone Have One?
- Apr 2, 2007Your right but he was talking about a Johnson furnace. I've always
been a little leary (and perhaps wrongly) about lift up body
furnaces. Mental picture of taking the crucible out just as the body
falls down onto the shank, crucible, etc. Of course, my lift out
furnace necessitates my melt being about crotch high when I lift it
out and the shanks lock but there's some danger there too. I've never
seen any shanks like your talking about except for those bent
lift/pour shanks that are used for smaller sized crucibles. ?They
wouldn't work for larger sizes though. I use one on a number 4
crucible I have for a little furnace.
How do you get your lift out shank around the crucible on that lift
body furnace? Usually they grab the crucible from the top...?
--- In email@example.com, Stone Tool <owly@...> wrote:
> The height of the furnace ceases to be an issue if you have one
> lift off body rather than using a "lift out" crucible. Mine is on
> wheels from some kind of farm implement..... about 18" diameter
> spoke wheels actually, and the furnace body lifts clear of the base
> swings out of the way. A tilting furnace might also work well as a
> mobile unit. The next upgrade must be a lift & pour tong that will
> allow you to lift the crucible directly off the plinth and pour
> setting it in a pouring shank. I envision a steel ring that you
> over the crucible first, and jaws that close around the lower
> The idea of dropping the ring over first is to reduce the risk of
> tipping the works over. Anybody seen anything like this?
> Lyle wrote:
> > I'll take a photo of my MIFCO 16 on a homemade cart that I've
> > and post tonight. The biggest idea is to keep it as low as
> > LL
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "too_many_tools"
> > wrote:
> >> I have a Johnson foundry furnace that I would like to make
> >> am looking for ideas as to how to build the foundry cart. I
> >> having the furnace and supporting equipment on a cart where the
> > foundry
> >> can be used and then stored.
> >> Has anyone done this?
> >> If so, I would appreciate your advice and pictures of how you
> >> implemented it.
> >> Thanks
> >> TMT
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