Building the R2 Furnace

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Simplified R2 cut-away view

 

Hmmmm...is this going to work?

 

Yes, it is!

 

Leo rams the refractory into the R1.5

 

Finishing up the liner of the R1.5

 

Leo's R1.5 came out so nice. This is how it is suppose to look.

 

Both smelters drying.

 

In a day or so I'll try to pull the sheet metal core out so the water can evaporate faster.

 

Leo smushing refractory cement into the R2.

 

Done for the day. Time to relax!

 

The new R2 gets a frame that allows for easier movement. I will have to lift the hot crucible from the smelter to make the pour, but this design takes up less space.

 

The original R2-Smelter with the tilting frame.