64 pages. You'll learn about how crucibles were made a century ago, making a PVC mold, clay composition, ramming up, firing the crucible, making crucible tongs, making a concrete mold, making a mold press, safety rules and precautions, and more. The only fancy piece of equipment you'll need is a lathe to create the wooden mold. Vince uses his metal lathe, of course, but a wood lathe will do the job.
This book could have been added to the "Metal Working Shop From Scratch" series, filling in one of the DIY points that was lacking in the "Charcoal Foundy" book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tim @ ROC
Information is adequate and should produce a useable crucible. It is slightly dated on supply information and needs contemporary resource links.Published 7 months ago by Lockley
Could be a little more detailed with a few more pictures, but over all nice book to add to my library.Published 8 months ago by George Wood
very informative for back yard hobbyist but a little danger is in the cards and hard work sometimes frustratingPublished 8 months ago by Robert hutchison