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A.W.Stovall
04-18-2010, 10:15 AM
does anyone have a set of plans or pics of theirs , parts list ,I'm not wired at the moment for 220v but that could change, Oh yeah does anyone have a parts list/plans for a burner for the forge I am building also,
Thanks Anthonycool 1

amcardon
04-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Send me your email and I'll send you the PDF plans for the one I built - plans from the British Blades forum (http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?5310-Heat-Treating-Furnace-Finished)... Very detailed and well put together.

A.W.Stovall
04-18-2010, 11:12 AM
email sent
Thanks ANTHONY

amcardon
04-18-2010, 11:52 AM
email sent
Thanks ANTHONY

And replied to... Good luck!

silver_pilate
04-18-2010, 12:56 PM
Here's some pictures of mine:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/maco_man/WIP%20and%20shop/RandomPicsNathansShop034.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/maco_man/IMG_6499.jpg

Here's a rough wiring diagram of how I set my oven up:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/maco_man/Oven-1.jpg

Here's a good thread to read through as well when I was setting my oven up:

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506521&highlight=Oven+SSR+PID

NOTICE!!: The wiring diagram in the above link is INCORRECT!! If you want to reference my wiring, use the diagram I posted in THIS thread. Don't wire your PID into a true ground. :) Run the ground to the oven as a safety.

--nathan

silver_pilate
04-18-2010, 02:23 PM
I had a PM about costs related to building the oven, so I thought I'd post my reply here as well. This is a rough estimate, as it's been several years since I put this together.


It's been a while since I put it together, but I'd guess that I spent between $400-$500 which was a good savings compared to an evenheat or paragon oven. Here's a rough breakdown of cost:

-Kanthal wire will cost around $40-$50 for enough to set up a 220V oven

-Soft fire bricks will cost you around $100-$120 for enough to get the oven completed

-PID controllers cost between $50-$75 depending on if you want ramp/soak options

-Thermocouples cost about $25

-SSR costs around $15

-and whatever the misc building materials cost (weld steel, angle, switches, fuses, etc)

You can get a Suger Creek kiln for a little more, but you have to spend extra to get it digitally controlled.

Here's the websites I purchased most of my components from:

http://www.auberins.com/

http://www.budgetcastingsupply.com/H...ontrollers.php

You'll also need some high temp hookup wire to connect the elements. You can get that from either site.

Hope this gives you an idea.... Good luck and have fun with it!

--nathan

SteelSlaver
04-19-2010, 07:05 AM
I got my wire from Pelican wire
http://www.ec-securehost.com/PelicanWireCo.Inc./Bare_Resistance_Wire.html
50' of 14 gauge Kanthal A1 for $40 makes a 20 amp 220v element for 4400 watts
25' of 15 gauge makes a less than 20 amp 110 for $25

http://www.auberins.com/

is the place for PIDs, thermocouples, ssrs

A.W.Stovall
05-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Well here are some pics of the stuff I have gotton so far,