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Old 03-03-2008, 12:33 PM
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Last years thermite

Here's the thermite smelt from Jack Jacks hammerin last year, got about a pound & a quarter (ish) of iron, but I thought that all that heat was just going to waste, so it's gonna be four smaller (6 pound) charges this year with different things in the core & catchment in order to make some useable steel. Wish me luck, but here's last years entry into the 5,000 degree club: (warning: some cussing involved)




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Old 03-03-2008, 02:52 PM
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Great video! What type of button did you get? Don't worry about cussing, this is my theory:

Cussing=passion=commitment=success. see,... it's like a little formula.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:40 PM
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Sweet!
The club is honored

Show some more runs


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Old 03-03-2008, 04:58 PM
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Thanks guys, I didn't sort out any kind of catchment, just a terracotta base, so got a kind of medallion from the drain hole in the bottom planter (I used two just in case of catastrophic failure) & a smattering from roundabouts. It was only the third thermite I'd run & only the first achully filmed, so no others yet Jerry, but the next hammerin will be end of May & I'm gearing up with a crucible catchment in vermicullite & will be seeding the run with a core of steel which I'm hoping will melt good. I'll do a control run with no steel, one with bits from a failed wootz cake, one with 1095 shot & 52100 bearings & one with ground W2. Should be fun


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Old 04-15-2008, 12:23 AM
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Well, I've got alla bits & pieces for the run & I'm really looking forward to this, mebbe getting useable steel from it, only five weeks to go


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