How to Fail With a Graphite Crucible

Introduction: How to Fail With a Graphite Crucible

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I recently upgraded my foundry to a propane jet burner and had a small accident during its second use...

Step 1: Turn on Burner and Place the Crucible in Immediately

Step 2: Wait Until the Crucible Explodes.

Step 3: How Not to Screw Up Like This.

If you use a graphite or ceramic crucible, make sure to heat it up gradually and slowly. Or just use a metal crucible like I do now. Please vote for me in the epic fails contest! Thank you!

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    6 Discussions

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    mwinegardner
    mwinegardner

    1 year ago

    Knocked crucible off of high shelf; hit me on head and broke into pieces. Am considering adding helmet to my daily wear.

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    DirkFG
    DirkFG

    4 years ago

    Forgot crucible outside for a while and moisture got into the graphite. When firing it up a month later looking dry, a terrifying bang. Part of the wall was split in half and shot away.

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    drj-research
    drj-research

    5 years ago

    Evidently aluminium dissolves Iron - making a "solder"

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    VoidsMyth
    VoidsMyth

    Reply 4 years ago

    I haven't had that problem

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    amberrayh
    amberrayh

    5 years ago

    Yep, you have to be careful with metalworking. Good luck in the contest!

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    VoidsMyth
    VoidsMyth

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks!