The Artful Bodger's Home Foundry

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    The Artful Bodger's Iron Casting

              Waste Oil Furnace   

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     Waste Oil Metal Casting For Free (well almost)  

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       Email me from here  colin.peck@ntlworld.com

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  I always reply to any emails sent to me, so if after two days you haven't heard back from me, please try again and let me know I'm having problems with my emails, and hopefully I can help with your enquiries.


        I'm on TV again!

 Yes I know, they must be getting desperate!

  Click on this link for a "you tube" clip of James May's Man Lab to see this section of the program. 

 Colin

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     The furnace and I were on TV!

This is a link to a clip from the program showing the casting "VIDEO"

The program is called "The boat that Guy built".

  A good opportunity to see "The Artful Bodger's Iron Casting Waste Oil Furnace" (what a mouthfull!) in action!

  Colin


  

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                 Disclaimer  

   Melting metal involves dealing with hot things, if you're old enough and ugly enough to build anything shown on this site or in my book, then you're old enough to look out for your own safety!

  Just because I do as I do, doesn't mean you have to do as I do. You do what you want to do, and so on you're own head be it!

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 I'm not a great authority on foundry work, it's a hobby that I enjoy. I dabble in model enginering and being able to cast parts or simply stock material makes life a lot easier.

   The trouble with casting is once you start you realise just how much you are now capable of making! How simple it is to create metalwork that looks totally professional and is exactly what you need, no more making do with something because it's what you've got and .....well..... it will do the job.....sort of.

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   After a number of years playing around with all kinds of different furnaces and fuels, I finally came up with "The Artful Bodger's Iron Casting Waste Oil Furnace" Exactly what I needed! (well it should be, I designed it!)

  From low temp. zinc alloys to 60lbs. of cast iron all melted for zero, buckshee, nada, absolutely NO FUEL COSTS WHAT SO EVER!!  just a little bit of electricity for the blower.

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    "Waste oil"  is exactly that! Used engine oil or used cooking oil (WVO). A waste product that most companys are glad to see the back of "Please take as much as you want, are you sure you don't need some more"

   It's already served the purpose it was made for, by re-using it we're actually being "Environmentally- Friendly" well you were going to melt that metal any way, why use up Expensive, depleting natural resources to do it!

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  My hope with this site is to share some foundry information with you, but also I hope you develop enough interest in my waste oil furnace to want to build one yourself, every thing you need to know is in my book. 

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  I.  have been contacted by people who have the misconception that because this furnace works so well, it must be difficult or complicated to make, require a fully equiped workshop etc.not true!

 Also some say that it can't possibly do what I say it'll do!

  A look at The Guest Galley  might help.(come on people, I need more pictures and comments!) 

  Every picture of my furnace shown on this site was taken in my back garden, some with a camera, some taken from video clips made by my son with his web cam poking out of the dining room window.

     NOTHING HAS BEEN FAKED!!What you see is what you get!!

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The Artful Bodger (Colin Peck)

   colin.peck@ntlworld.com

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