Woodsman, Craftsman and Teacher. Handmade Windsor chairs made to order by The Artful Bodger. I also run courses and do intersting commissions. The Artful Bodger, Leintwardine. likes. Green Woodworking. The Artful Bodger’s Iron Casting Waste Oil Furnace by Colin Peck, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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A disparate collection of desperate tales of woe, bodher occasional subsequent boxger. I have been making and selling my chairs for over ten years, and was awarded Balvenie Young Craftsman of the Year in To find out more, including how to control cookies, bodgef here: Also in the book, I describe how I make my cast iron crucibles.

Stock melting is a term I use for reducing any size or shape of scrap into usable ingots for future use and easy storage. My name is Peter Murray, I am Chair maker, woodsman, craftsman and teacher.

It really is incredibly simple! An A20 crucible, 60 ish lbs. Meanwhile back in reality, this furnace has more. My chairs have sold to artists, craftsmen and people with an appreciation of quality furniture that can artfl passed on through the generations.


I fed the extruded alli. Allow the furnace to heat up first and it will run with the lid open to melt larger items. The Artful Bodger’s Home Foundry. Building it bigger is no problem at all, but how big do you want it for your home foundry?

The restoration, modification and maintenance of cycles, motorcycles and cars, and then and writing about it, is nothing new to him, but the Morgan-Ariel Special is his first true creation. An A8 crucible pour. I enjoy the balance of spending time in my workshop, in the woods and sharing what I know bodgef teaching.

But none of the very varied accounts to be found within are urban myths. He has written articles for a variety of cycling and motoring magazines. Over forty kilos of good quality aluminium ingots melted directly into the furnace and straight into the ingot moulds, clean and ready to use! I take pride bkdger sourcing my timber locally and sustainably, felling many of the trees myself.

Imitative or imaginative skill applied to design. Your neighbour Canada and indeed the rest of the world are unchanged. The first, she said, was accidental. He has taught in primary, secondary and high schools and then in college and university. John Bradshaw grew up surrounded by mechanical things and has not escaped so far.


Written by bodgers around the world and edited by Peter Henshaw and John Bradshaw. This means every time you heat up a steel crucible, artrul surface flakes and it gets thinner until it breaks on you.

The Artful Bodger’s Iron Casting Waste Oil Furnace

I teach short courses artgul and six day chairmaking courses with Paul Hayden. 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.

A two man job to lift and pour an A20 crucible of cast iron! The Six Day Affair Author: A Tall Short Story Author: The cowboy boots one was fun to work on because it was carved out of one piece. The picture on the left shows 5 wheel rims from a burnt out car, and some thin extruded alli. However casting metal is a very simple process, why complicate it?

For another clip showing the furnace melting around 60lbs.