Daniel Harris: very nice for your first try, you did better than me
DTLSchiller: Where is a good place to get refractory cement? I can't find any at stores
in my area.
iROBODUDE: best home built on youtube... by far. GREAT VIDEO. I would have loved to
see your crucible though and maybe a pour or two..
Zach27: love the music choice made my morning
kevlauenterprises: Would you be interested in making a few of those side molds and top molds
for a fee? I would love to be able to make these blocks but no way to make
Sho81: Really good design for the moulds. Have you ever thought of talking to the
shop about a small time manufacturing and sales?
silverdreams: The furnace is good but the music is freaking GREAT
Asylumescapee69: You should sell the molds for a fair price...
ZebbMassiv: what is the point of melting aluminum? to sell? how much money is involved?
GrayWolfPictures: can this get hot enough to melt copper at almost 2000*F?
Mrflashlite: Hi, great job. i have been a millwright for over 30 years and love to see
people take the time and pride to do things right. I was thinking of
building a furnace similar to this one now that I am about ready to retire,
did you use plain refractory cement or was there some mix of perlite or
something else? Alot of people are comenting on the expensive tools needed
but I think most could be able to lay it out with a router and circle
cutter now that you put the idea out there. Thanks job well done
Cory Adamson: Do you have a link to the specs/plans? I'd really like to replicate for
Brad K: Very very nice job. That gas grill looked a little intimidated by the
testing of the burner.
Designsbyg: @agentxoo7 - This design was purely experimental. The nozzle was inspired
and based on a typical propane torch design. This is the only attempt made.
There was no trial & error involved.
Bleriot529: Brilliant! "Better Living Through Science!"
amaedesign: Beautiful design! You could, of course mount the whole thing on a custom
cart and it'd be easy to move by one person, without the setup required.
Cade Scott: Very impressive to say the least..! Thanks for sharing.
Pip Lache: @STRIKER520 Dude high tolerances aren't needed here, not even thousandths
of an inch. The Babylonians were making glass & Bronze stuff back in the
day & they didn't even have store baked buns... (Jack in the Box anyone?)
doing it super cheap just purchase a $5 jigsaw at the local pawn shop & go
to town with wooden pallets... (an angle grinder will probably be needed
later too) Of course with my wood shop I'll use a few other tools...
joshmnky: I found some plans for an electric foundry on a site called Dan's Workshop.
There were a bunch of websites of people who had built one, so I bought in.
I'm going to get started this afternoon buying materials. The best advice I
think is to use firebrick for the inner liner. Refractory is a great
insulator, but chips really easily.
gamo98: why was the music put on for you could not hear what he was saying
oneyaker: Very nice and also probably the most expensive DIY furnace out there with
the machined acrylic molds. Perfect accuracy though.
513bam: @Designsbyg Great Job!
ruow2000: @Designsbyg, Thanks for your reply, really appreciated. Wow, that's a lot
of refractory :o). Again, wonderful furnace you designed.
MrMinimalSWN: Hey, I'm planning on making a double-wall-structure forge, so I can put
wood in between the 2 rims for drying the wood (first step charcoal
making), I would also use ventilation with a condensator and filter so I
don't breath these fumes when I'm working. Now what I need to know is: 1)
If the wall would conduct enough heat for the moisture to evaporate from
the wood? 2) what's minimum thickness the wall should be for a save forge?
3) Wich brand is that of the product you're using? Thanks, greets
Designsbyg: Although i've not tried it yet, i'm very confident that it would easily
melt any non-ferrous metal. When I run it to melt aluminum, i'm only
running at about 10% throttle! It was designed with melting bronze, brass
and copper in mind. I do intend to melt these in this furnace at some
point. It will also melt silver/gold just as easily.
HarriMerivirta: Next step sancasting. Would be interested in knowing how you built the
honse246: Very cool! Would you be willing to send me the cad drawings ? I'm trying to
make a furnace and need something to at least look off of.
dramey03: beautiful craftsmanship great design gotta put this in my favorites i know
i wont be able to build my own anytime soon, not like that, but it is great
for the future and for current ideas to do in the near future thanks for a
LegendofAkaiyus: This is simply amazing and beautiful craftsmanship. Is it possible to
aquire the plans for this?
Designsbyg: @hennyforapenny :I've designed this to melt all non ferrous metals. It
easily exceeds my initial expectations and i believe it will do higher
temperature melts quite easily. Since this vid was made, i've also wrapped
a 1 inch thick pyromat around the furnace body which keeps in much more
dekonfrost7: umm with the cost of all that acrylic and cnc time you have bought a new
professional one...it seems to me your an engineer or something...not
really a diy'er. i don't mean that in a derogitory way, i was only stating
that beacause of your vaste resources...
STRIKER520: @Designsbyg It says DIY but from looking at the parts you need thousands of
dollars in tools that most will not have like a cnc machine and metal
lathes.for the forms and burner.
ScoobTEQ: What a fantastically well designed and put together furnace. Well done! Now
when can I buy one? :)
Myrkanth: After 2 years, how has the foundry held up? I've been watching DIY foundry
videos for almost 2 months but this design has really caught my attention.
Homere Lesperance: That's a awesome craftsmanship of a foundry furnace. This is a very nice
build & designed foundry furnace that can be easily assemble and
disassemble (interlocks), I absolutely love it! You should put this in the
market where professional smelters, metal casters, metal forgers,
enthusiasts, hobbyists or anyone, anybody with an interest in melting &
casting metals could buy or purchased this very nice, good foundry furnace.
Oh, very good song chosen, Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody! :)
Designsbyg: @Joepowiful it takes about 15-20 min to warm up.
irrops: Very nice. How many unique brick molds did you create? Did adding the port
for the burner nozzle require separate molds or did you bore it out
afterwards? How do you monitor the temperature? Cawthra Park, holy crap!
Mr3wheeledbike: great vid good music LIKE
dogdove: finally a video not by an idiot
Designsbyg: @dekonfrost7 - 'DIY' means just that. Being resourceful is part of DIY. I
happen to be a CNC programmer/engineer/designer, so access to the
computers/machines is rather easy. So, in one respect you are right that
this is somewhat beyond the norm. This project can be built without a CNC.
It all depends on how ambitious and resourceful you wish to be...(btw, the
only thing I paid for, was the cement and the metal...)
yoohoosk8r: @Designsbyg Just curious, i stubbled upon this video, what is the purpuse
of all this in the long run, what are you melting aluminium for? are you
reselling the aluminium instead of recycling them to get the melt value?
that would be my guess. (thirsty for knowledge)
Adam Carmichael: Really nice! About 3 years have past since you built the furnace, if you
were to make a new one today, would you change any parts of the design? How
critical were your dimensions for the burner?
Bikefarm Taiwan: Saw your design over a year ago. Still the best I have seen. Neat and
professional carefully thought out and made. Well done. Experience has
shown me that furnaces that can be broken down are useful for melting odd
sized scrap as they can be cleaned and used again as intended.It is not
kind to the furnace bricks but large lumps can be melted down to run off
and then popped into a crucible to be re-poured into an ingot mould. Thanks
Lildream3: Do you prefer coal or propane? Which would I use to cast gold with? For
gold rings, watches etc.
ruow2000: Wow, wonderful craftsmanship. I'm about to build one as well and was
wondering how many pounds of the refractory cement powder you used? It's
quite expensive stuff and I want to make sure I buy what I will need.
Thanks for the great video
ImbueUOdotcom: @ktsswan This is me on my other acct, send me an email and i will send you
the plans for refractory and perlite mix, it works awesome and it is much
lighter. It can withstand temps of up to 3000 deg. Steel companies use it
to top off their pots. Keeps your metal molten longer and can be scraped