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Easy Pour Crucible For Backyard Foundry
The Ingredients...
DIYShopTools.com -Foundry Custom Tong-Matched Crucible Ingredients
The Process...
At the moment I'm experimenting with different combinations of different refractory materials. Frustratingly, it seems the materials that seemed most likely to be used. But thus far they've turned out much more fragile than I expected. My last crucibles were solid ceramic/clay and while they dealt with the heat flawlessly, metal constantly stuck to them. So they were a mess. I'm trying to figure out a recipe/method that allows me to make the inside extra slick to prevent the metal from sticking. But as I said, the materials that I expected turned out to be more fragile than I can use. Which I suppose makes sense as I think about it. Logically, a non-stick material is going to be difficult to make stick. So I'll try a few different approaches now.