Whatever you have, there should be a rotate button.; If you have a computer, you can download "GIMP" for free and use it tor rotate and crop. Love ur stuff.So off to fabricate a furnace. The outside shell is an ikea waste paper bucket. The inside mold I sized to be the middle ground between the two sizes of crucibles I got from bangood. The refractory was done in two layers/ the inside rather high temp (1100 degC), and the outside 800 degC mixed with perlite. The rationale was was that it made sense and I had used too much of the high temp stuff to completely fill the mold. View attachment 124531
(When I insert photos directly on my mobile somehow it forgets it needs to be rotated- I apologize and am open for suggestions. I hope most of you are watching on a mobile device.) You can see the inner mold in the bottom left. Best looking part is the stainless tuyere I think that in a previous life was a electric kettle that I hoarded for more than 15 years.
It took ages to dry a bit. As you can see below that after a full week of drying and firing it up- there was literally water dribbling from the lid as evidenced by the stains on the ground:View attachment 124532
I also thought that with this amount of fire, it was better to move outside. Result was not better than with the small furnace: View attachment 124533View attachment 124534
So obviously I need to pour hotter as even the large part was not fully filled. Next try better: View attachment 124535
Still I could not get the thin part to fill (on the bottom side so not visible here). So next step is to make that one really thick