finally got ahold of some nice scrap to make foundry stuff, so here are
1. I'm considering a making reverberatory furnace. If so, do I need one
for each metal? (I guess this is so). I read somewhere they put a sand
bed in the hearth before putting the metal in, but did not say if it was
for different metals. I could also make a removable hearth lining made of
2. It the reverberatory furnace adecuate for melting brass, meaning you
can still put in the flux to avoid loss of zinc? And BTW, can borax be
used as flux instead of crushed glass.
3. I plan to heat the furnace with an oil burner. Any problem with this?
4. Any advice on the depth of the heart and in the shape of the lid? The
design i'm stealing from is here:
any help thanked in advance
18 years ago