How to make a Large $50 Mini Homemade Metal Foundry Furnace Forge propane or charcoal DIY Pt.1

Part 1 of how I made my large mini home foundry forge to melt Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Lead, Silver, & Gold... and to forge Iron & Steel.
This design allows for use with charcoal or later adding a propane burner torch to make it gas powered.

*PART 2 Lid & Blower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYOLxqN5P-k
*PART 3 Crucible Tongs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pY4MGMaAtM
*PART 4 First Firing & Aluminum Casting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFePTMkVtlk

I made my blower air intake on the bottom to maximize efficiency and even heat distribution.

$28 Professional A6 Clay Graphite Crucible
$18 Plaster of Paris (2 gallons)
$ 4 Bag Of Perlite
FREE Play Sand (from sandbox)
FREE Air intake tube (old recycled car intake)
FREE 2x Plastic Planter Pots
FREE Recycled Blower Motor

Plaster of Paris begins to cure as soon as you mix the water in it, hardening to an unworkable state in 3 minutes to as little as just 30 seconds, so plan ahead and Do Not mix more then you can evenly mix and pure in a few minutes!

The extreme high heat associated with and risk of severe burns makes this extremely dangerous. Attempt at your Own risk!
I am not a professional, just a hobbyist.

UPDATE: DO NOT USE PORTLAND CEMENT, IT CAUSES THE FOUNDRY TO BREAK DOWN IN EXTREME HEAT!

Goodluck & God Bless!
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