Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces and Kilns.


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Publishers: SkipJack Press 2004   Author: Michael Porter  Pages: 204   Condition: Very good, Front cover has a slight crease in the middle. 

'Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces, & Kilns' is absolutely one of the best publications on the topic." - David W. Wilson, Metalworking Associate Coordinator Reviewers Consortium, Dallas, Texas. "Mike Porter has written a great book for the person who needs to build a gas forge, a melting furnace, a gas burner for an existing forge , or needs knowledge about propane and burners in general." - Mark Williams. 'Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces, & Kilns' is a do-it-yourselfer's dream book, showing beginners how to make highly efficient gas burners inexpensively. These burners use simple gas accelerators as their central operating principle. All that is needed is a £1 MIG tip and some plumbing parts. This eliminates the need for a blower to supply combustion air, allowing the burners to be built in any size. Burners are featured, which are small enough to be used for a jewelry torch or large enough to heat any ceramic kiln. Because these burners are both powerful and portable, they can be combined with low cost space age insulating materials and common containers to build light compact heating equipment. Also described is a blacksmith's forge that can be carried anywhere and stored under a workbench; a portable metal melting furnace; a portable farrier's forge; a portable glass furnace/glory hole; and a mobile hot-work station that aids in combining several crafts. The burners and equipment provide an inexpensive way to get started in blacksmithing, foundry work, ceramics, or glasswork. General information and specific designs are given, enabling the craftsperson to build equipment tailored to their own desires.