Making Crucibles


We have sold hundreds, if not thousands, of books on making your own furnace so that you can melt metal, but all of these books assume you will purchase a crucible for use with the furnace. As most of these books were written by Dave Gingery it is logical that Dave’s son Vince has now written a book on making your own crucibles. Two methods are described - both depend on making molds, but differ as to how these are used. Either way looks straightforward, and a lot of fun - my guess is that the second method, which involves concrete molds and some ancillary presses, is probably the best if you melt a lot of metal, and need a lot of crucibles. Covers making the clay for the crucible, firing it etc, and making crucible tongs. Excellent instruction.117 photos and drawings. Paperback. David J. Gingery Publishing