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Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces, and Kilns

by Michael Porter

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This book is a do-it-yourselfers dream book, describing how to make inexpensive highly efficient gas burners. These burners use simple gas accelerators as their central operating principle. All that is needed is a 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 jewellery torch or large enough to heat a 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 furance; a portable farriers forge; a portable glass furance/ 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.
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