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Used kilns etc


#1

and am looking for used or reasonable priced new
equipment,Kiln,Vulcanizer,Cintrifical Caster,and Vacuum
Invester,ect.I would appreciate any tips about sources.

Look around for a dental supply shop (probably near a dentistry
school) for used kilns, casting machines and casting supplies.

I am always looking for reliable, inexpensive, used equipment
but I get a great deal of satisfaction if I can fabricate the
tools and equipment I need. Does anyone have any plans for
building a small burnout kiln? I have some kiln brick and heat
elements from a ceramics kiln (that is if my daughter has not
cleaned out the garage) and was hoping that they might prove
useful for such a project. Of course there is something to be
said about instant gratification. Does anyone have a small
burnout oven for sale?

Steve Wiser


#2

Hello everybody,

Just figured I might try to suggest a name I don’t know if it
still is around or not but I came across some info on “building a
small scale furnace” by Hank Kaminsky of “the Art Experience” It
was on the net but it also was quite some time ago but I do
remember seeing plans for a Kiln, I was going to make one then
came accross a great buy out with the Military, So I throw it
away (to much clutter) still have the plans for the furnace
through. hope It’s a help with the name also may be like looking
for a needle in a hay stack. I will try to find out more info
will post it if I do.

Kenneth Sareyka
Ken’s Gems and Jewelry
http://bbtel.com/~kengems/main.html
Stop by tell me what you think.


#3

Hank Kaminsky’s email address is: kaminsky@comp.uark.edu. He
is active on the ArtMetal list group, and the plans may be
available on the ArtMetal Web site:

http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/edu/arts/metal/ArtMetal.html

Dave Sebaste

P.S. I also have a section on soldering in the ArtMetal Resources!
Any feedback is welcome! Original Message >From: Kenneth
Sareyka [SMTP:kensgems@bbtel.com] >Sent: Thursday, January 30, 1997
10:53 AM >Subject: Re: used kilns etc. >

=== >Hello everybody, > > Just figured I might try to
suggest a name I don’t know if it > still is around or not but I
came across some info on “building a > small scale furnace” by Hank
Kaminsky of “the Art Experience” It > was on the net but it also
was quite some time ago but I do > remember seeing plans for a
Kiln, I was going to make one then > came accross a great buy out
with the Military, So I throw it > away (to much clutter) still
have the plans for the furnace > through. hope It’s a help with the
name also may be like looking > for a needle in a hay stack. I
will try to find out more info > will post it if I do. > >Kenneth
Sareyka >Ken’s Gems and Jewelry >http://bbtel.com/~kengems/main.html
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#4

Does anyone have any plans for building a small burnout kiln?

I have a couple ideas that might prove helpful. There is a book
by Dave Gingery called Li’l Bertha: A compact Electric
Resistance Shop Furnace
. It deals with a larger furnace suitable
for melting aluminum, but I think you could scale it down easily.
It is published by Lindsay Publications, P.O Box 538 - HC6,
Bradley, IL 60915-0538. Lindsay publishes and sells wonderful
old books about building machinery, and anyone interested in
building almost any mechanical device should have their catalog.

Another good source for plans is Wood-Met Services Inc., 3314 W.
Shoff Cir., Peoria, IL 61604. They have plans for all sorts of
wood and metal working tools and machines, and their plan sets #
144 and #145 deal with investment casting equipment. I haven’t
seen these particular sets, but I have bought others from them.
They’re not particularly for beginners; it helps to have a lathe
and a mill and some experience but they’re filled with good
ideas. You can always have the work done elsewhere that you
can’t do yourself.

Good luck! Neal Nye @nnye


#5

Does anyone have any plans for
building a small burnout kiln?

Steve, there’s a book I think may still be in print somewhere
that has burn-out oven plans – try Lapidary Journal Books. The
"Handbook of Lost Wax or Investment Casting" by James E. Sopcak
(ca. 1968) published by Gembooks is an interesting resource.
There may be something better and newer – anyone?? – but this
book has plans for a pressure casting machine, an investment
mixer that processess investment in a vacuum, a wax wire
extruder, a wax injector, and has info on rubber mold-making, wax
modeling, burn-out and casting and more. Since metal casting has
been around for at least 4,000 years, give or take, Sopcak’s book
is only slightly dated in comparison. And lots of his material
is truly ageless.

Rick Martin
MARTIN DESIGNS