Bronze Casting 3. Equipment.
I have been unwell for 1-2 weeks with a respiratory disease. I twice requested Covid-19 testing, but was declined because I fell outside the guidelines. At the same time my wife fell ill with similar symptoms, but her situation rapidly worsened with severe asthma, and she required a hospital admission. She was given the Covid test, but it was negative, and it turned out that she has a different virus named RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) which causes croup in infants. So it seems likely that I have the same virus.
The problem is that we are coughing constantly, and sleep is very interrupted. And we need to continue self isolation just to avoid coughing near other people. I feel some empathy for infants with croup.
So not much happening in the workshop.
But I have been accumulating various bits and pieces that will be used for bronze casting pieces for the Armstrong cannon project.
First, the metal melting furnace. 10amps, 240v, 2600w, 1200ºc. Graphite crucible.
A significant financial investment, and not finished yet. And no guarantee of acceptable results. I did obtain a quote from a professional caster, but it was even more expensive. So, I will be giving bronze casting a trial soon.