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Browsing Posts published in March, 2011

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After buying a crucible for melting metal it needs to be prepped.  A crucible is a small porcelain dish that can withstand massive amount of heat so that you can melt metal in it.  Depending on the crucible and your intended use different kinds of prepping may be needed.  I am prepping my crucible to […]

Metal smiting and being green is difficult to do.  Part of the problem is metal smiting requires the use of a lot of chemicals and flammable gases.  Now there a few simple things a metal smith can do that will reduce the environmental footprint of the studio. First, use banana peels, orange peels or a […]