| October 2002

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    Oil-fired tilting furnace

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How-to books take mystery out of pouring iron

Steve Chastain of Jacksonville, Fla., explains the process of casting molten iron, bronze and aluminum with these two slim volumes.

Is one or both of these unusual books, Iron Melting Cupola Furnaces for the Small Foundry and Build an Oil-fired Tilting Furnace, for you? That pretty well depends on how you answer these important questions:

Do you have rather extensive shop experience and/or are you 'handy' and mechanically inclined?

Is your shop fairly well equipped?

Do you have a need to fabricate or cast items to complete a restoration or restorations for which no such parts are now available?

If you answer 'yes' to all of the above, you will want to read on: