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An ideal book for Dad to keep in the loo. At about the same time I met the chairmaker and teacher Paul Hayden who also taught me a great deal, and whom I now teach chairmaking with at Westonbirt National Arboretum. He has always owned wheels and currently has a stable ranging from an s Cogent Ordinary bicycle to a s BMW Z3 sports car, with examples of many things in between. I’ve seen some furnace designs that are major feats of engineering, they are bodber of art to be admired!

About a year ago, Nancy gave up the college teaching jobs to focus exclusively on woodworking. Thanks to the well, the metal simply melts straight into the furnace where it is ladled out or tapped from the spout. Also in the book, I describe how I make my cast iron crucibles. What’s happening to your post over there guys?

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I’m a very simple person so just about anything I make reflects this! A motoring tale of trials, tribulations, love, war and derring-do.


The cowboy boots one was fun to work on because it was carved out of one piece. My chairs have sold to artists, craftsmen and people with an appreciation of quality furniture that can be passed on through the generations. Also these steel flakes will find their way into your molten metal and end up in your casting, usually right in the middle of the most visible place! The picture on the right qrtful how to deal with something a little bigger! My name is Peter Murray, I am Chair maker, woodsman, craftsman and teacher.

An A8 crucible pour.

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This site uses cookies. Allow the furnace to heat up first and it will run with the lid open to melt larger items.

The Six Day Affair Author: An applause for stuff that was, and occasionally still is, user-servicable — and a protest against designed disposability. Your bofger Canada and indeed the rest of the world are unchanged.

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When building things out of those woods, the style Nancy particularly enjoys in either of her locations is a sculptural one.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Since an A20 is physically pushing the furnace to its limits in the size I’ve built it. He lives in Dorset with wife Anna, two motorbikes, no car and an unfeasibly large collection of bicycles. Although they will be heavier than a steel pot, cast iron crucibles will retain the heat for much longer once they’re removed from the furnace.


A two man job to lift and pour an A20 crucible of cast iron!

John Bradshaw A motoring tale of trials, tribulations, love, war and derring-do. They are not regurgitations of what my friend says his brother heard that a bloke in the pub did once. Although juniper is a wood she uses frequently for her music stands and summer projects, most of the things Nancy builds in Iowa come from local woods like cherry, walnut and maple.

He was the Social-Sec and then Chairman of the Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club in the s and then created and for a decade organised CycleFest, an international alternative cycle event. Written by bodgers around the world and edited by Peter Henshaw and John Bradshaw.

He has written articles for a variety of cycling and motoring magazines. With aluminium, if the pot fits in the furnace, the metal in it will melt.

This is the first book he has written that was actually intended to be fictional. Well the answer to that is YES! With this design it doesn’t matter if it’s aluminium or cast iron.