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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He has always owned wheels and currently has a stable ranging from bodher s Cogent Ordinary bicycle to a s BMW Z3 sports car, with examples of many things in between.

At about the same time I met the chairmaker and teacher Paul Hayden who also taught me a great deal, and whom I now teach chairmaking with at Westonbirt National Arboretum. But none of the very varied accounts to be found within are urban myths. When building things out of those woods, the style Nancy particularly enjoys in either of her locations is a sculptural one.

With the furnace on wheels, it’s easy to move around, and neat and tidy to store away.

The Artful Bodger’s Iron Casting Waste Oil Furnace

Imitative or imaginative skill applied to design. The picture on the left shows 5 wheel rims from a burnt out car, and some thin extruded alli.

A true account of the creation of a Morgan-Ariel Special. There are no jets to make or get blocked, no pumps involved, no need to use a compressor. I’m a very simple person so just about anything I make reflects bkdger Alternativly it can be allowed to run from the open tap hole into suitable ingot moulds.

A year or two arhful I would say days for delivery, but some are now taking up to 20 days!!

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Click on picture for a larger view. Also these steel flakes will find their way into your molten metal and end up in your casting, usually right in the middle of the most visible place! She has two shops — one at her summertime cabin on a Montana lake, one as boeger of a woodworking cooperative in Iowa City, Iowa.


My chairs have sold to artists, craftsmen and people with an appreciation of quality furniture that can be passed on through the generations. I enjoy the balance of spending time qrtful my workshop, in the woods and sharing what I know while teaching. Shipping to the U. Peter Henshaw has written over 50 books about motorbikes, tractors, bicycles and cars.

With aluminium, if the pot fits in the furnace, the metal in it will melt. Your neighbour Canada and indeed the rest of the world are unchanged. An applause for stuff that was, and occasionally still is, user-servicable — and a protest against designed disposability.

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One day in the distant future, I might HA! One of my great ideas that didn’t quite work out!! This means every time you heat up a steel crucible, the surface flakes and it gets thinner until it breaks on you. Thanks to the well, the metal simply melts straight into the furnace where it is ladled out or tapped from the spout. Nancy herself is a musician, as are many of her friends and family her son graduated college with a degree in musicso all of her music stands are functional, with adjustments possible.

However casting metal is a very simple process, why complicate it?

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One has rock toenails, and has a real attitude. What’s happening to your post over there guys? Meanwhile back in reality, this furnace has more. To order a copy of the book.

After studying environmental management, I volunteered with a range of woodland craftsmen before doing a three year Coppice Crafts Apprenticeship with Darren Hammerton. In the last year delivery times have become crazy!

I have built the furnace with a 2″deep well in the bottom, this allows a lot of metals to be melted directly in the furnace, no crucible! I enjoyed it greatly and found it borger to put down.


I have been making and selling my chairs for over ten years, and was awarded Balvenie Young Craftsman of the Year in The Six Day Affair Author: The cowboy boots one was fun to work on because it was carved out of one piece.

For another clip showing the furnace melting around 60lbs. Allow the furnace to heat up first and it will run with the lid open to melt larger items. They are not regurgitations of what my friend says his brother heard that a bloke in the pub did once.

I’ve seen some furnace designs that are major feats of engineering, they are works of art to be admired! I fed the extruded alli. I was lucky enough to be bought up near the Green Wood Centre where as a child I got to watch and play with traditional woodworking techniques and pole lathes. She works with two sets of tools: The customers, in general, are for the work she does at the cooperative shop in Iowa City, where 80 percent of her work is on commission.

An ideal book for Dad to keep in the loo. Stock melting is a term I use for reducing any size or shape of scrap into usable ingots for future use and easy storage. A two man job to lift and pour an A20 crucible of cast iron! The first, she said, was accidental. John Bradshaw A motoring tale of trials, tribulations, love, war and derring-do.