I have some great photos of the Iron Pour that Steve and I supervised at SSW, thanks to Ross Fraser Maclean of Studio RoRo
A view into the inferno
This is George Beasley lighting the furnace for his demonstration run.
This is the team discussing roles, the furnace is running on blown air to maintain and build up heat having been lit with the gas torch.
Adding coke to the furnace onto a charge of scrap iron. The iron scrap melts and drops down to the bottom of the furnace. It is then tapped from the bottom into a crucible for pouring.
Heating the crucible ready for it to receive molten iron for pouring into moulds.
Yvonne taking notes for the log so we know how the furnace is running.
Molten iron tapped from the furnace flowing into the crucible for pouring
Andrew and Uist pouring iron
My sand moulds with clay along the joins to minimize the amount of burning to the boxes.
Eden and I checking how the beach-sand moulds held up
Dropping the bottom when the last tap has been used. This coke can be cleaned and reused.