Metalmelt
http://www.alaforge.org/files/2016_AFC_Conference.pdf

This sounds like a great conference. I'm going to try to come to Tannehill for another function on Saturday. They are having an Iron Pour. I went last year and then looked around the Forge conference a little and talked to the New Jersey Steel Baron, Aldo. I was going to buy some steel but didn't, the last steel I bought I gave to a friend. 

http://www.tannehill.org/events.html

http://www.alabamaartcasting.org/
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jmccustomknives
Cool.  I'll be at the forge council meeting on the 9th and 10th.  If you happen to come down I'll probably be floating around.  I might try to do a little tailgating.  Got some extra refractory stuff.  Sell something, buy something.  It's fun.  I'll be in the old black Toyota P/U.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Metalmelt
I was wondering if you might be there. What kind of refractory do you have? I have some blanket and about 1000 pounds of what I thought was cement but it doesn't have any binders in it. Just MgO and Alumina. 
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jmccustomknives
I've got some kao-wool, a bucket of premix Reno MO Super.  Not sure about what that stuff is for.  I'll have some Uni-ram blue plastic refractory.  that's the good stuff.  It's made to pack around industrial burners.  Kinda like playdo, when it sets up (takes heat to set) it tough as rock and good to 3100F. 

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Metalmelt
The plastic is the good stuff. It's not very insulating but will take the heat. I think the MO Super is a thin mortar, kind of glues the bricks together. I had 5 gal of a similar product but never had a use for it.
I'll let you know if I'm going to make it. It would be great to meet you.
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jmccustomknives
The refractory came from a "knife collector" as payment for a blade.  lol.  I'm hoping the plastic holds up better than the soft/hard firebricks I've been using.  I completely melted the thing down.  This time I rebuilt it then came in with a 1/2" coating of the plastic.  So far it's holding up.  The blocks are 65lbs, I used maybe 10lbs.  I got 4 blocks from him. 

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Metalmelt
Do you need any hard bricks? I have about 20 that have a little mortar on them, I figured it will come off when I heat them. The guy tried to use regular brick mortar for fire brick and wondered why it fell apart. I also have about 200 pounds of Micro-crystalline wax and some steel alloys from an old foundry, Chrome, Molybdenum, Titanium, and Manganese.
I'm really going to try to make it there. About a 2 hour drive. I'll be the old guy with a cane. Oh, and a wife saying "can we go home now?". [tongue] That should narrow it down to less than 200 guys. [rofl] 
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jmccustomknives
I'll be the tall skinny Texan, probably in a hat if it's not too hot.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
You guys have fun.
code[Maglio.gif]  Keep the fires burning hot!
2020 ABANA Conference in Sarasota New York. June 3rd. through June 6th. Plan now!
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jmccustomknives
Got some DIY gas forge kits put together for the tailgating.  [wink] 

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