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I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for a metal foundry for solid steel ?
 
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You can buy graphite rods, if you get one that is 4-6" diameter you can turn it on a metal lathe and make a crucible, turn a lid to match. Should do fairly well in a furnace, forge, or giant rocket stove!

You can take the rods to a machine shop too, it makes a terrible mess!
 
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I went looking at Youtube and there is some awesome talent running around there.





And then you can become a YouTube celebrity!

 
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I also found a link to Mother Earth News Metal Foundry

This guy talks about the various aspects of foundry stuff Metal Casting for the Beginner

Maybe you want to try Green Metal Melting

 
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Look up iron bloomery furnace , they are a clay one time furnace used to make primitave iron from ore, actually now that I think of it they are a rocket stove of sorts!

You get a bloom of iron that once wrought out on the anvil makes.....wrought iron! But steel is just iron with carbon levels that exceed what is considered iron.
 
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Simplest homemade metal foundry
 
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