Constructing portable furnaces

Two weeks ago I built these two portable furnaces, designed to be placed in the trunk of my car. THey survived a 1200 km trip to Bochum in Germany and a two day iron smelting seminar with school children at the LWL Historisches Museum in Herne without a scratch! They’re made of a supportive frame of construction steel clad in mink cage steel wire mesh and covered in a clay – sand – horse manure mix. In this gallery you can see in detail how the fornaces are constructed.

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