Bronze on a hot day in Maine ..

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Bronze on a hot day in Maine ..

Post by OddDuck » Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:35 pm

What's fun to do on a 90 degree Fahrenheit day? Stand 5 feet away from a 3000 degree Fahrenheit metal casting furnace and make bronze axle bearings for a A.O. Lombard dump truck, that's what. I think I gave new meaning to the word shvitzing. Gahhh.
A successful session, however, got two done. Wanted to do more but the furnace was being somewhat cantankerous and it was too hot.
Yeah yeah I know all you southern folks are scoffing at a mere 90, but that's hot for Maine.
Only 7 more to do...
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Re: Bronze on a hot day in Maine ..

Post by OddDuck » Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:04 pm

And for everyone's edification, a video of the casting process...
https://youtu.be/dXbRgQyiHwQ
"If you took the bones out they wouldn't be crunchy!" -Monty Python's Flying Circus

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