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  1. Thank you. I know all the additional info, i just did not think it was necessary. An electrician will look at it after i finish, especially if i will need to use 3 phase. However, i do have this furnace electric circuitry, it is just that the entire furnace got totaled on the move and i need to rebuild it. I can just copy but i want to understand and improve whenever i can. BTW, 200+ liters are calculated from the internal dimensions of the clear space. Now thinking of it, when i heat the furnace to X degree i also heat the isolation material. Meaning that the dimensions are way way bigger. No? It appears that 3 phase furnace is a must. xxxxxxxx
  2. Ok, i get that. After some calculations, it appears that i have a 210 liter furnace. or about 7.5 cubic feet. I will be using Kathal A1 wire. My power is 220V but i can go 3 phases if needed, i really prefer not to. What other info do you need?
  3. Hi all. If this topic have already been covered then i will be most thankful for a link. I want to build an electric furnace, Both for heat treatments and for pottery. I have a given dimensions and i need to figure out what size and resistance coil i need. There are lots of calculators out there but they all "attack" the problem on a different angle then the one i want. Basically my problem is this: I have a space that i need to heat (the inner space of the furnace) but i have no idea how long of a coil i need. More then that, i do not know how many watts i need to heat the space in a reasonable time. When i'm building a gas forge i know that in order to get good results i need X number of burners (of a certain type and characteristic) in order to heat a Y area. I have no idea how many watts i need to heat a certain area in a reasonable amount of time. I saw a youtube video of a guy called VegOilGuy who build a melting furnace of 1200 degree but it takes him 3 hours to achieve that. Thanks, Mike
  4. I do not have those machines. Not sure that i need to. I have a simple small manual mill. Not micro mill, Schaublin 13. Like i said, doing this project depends heavily on my ability to actually do it. If after i will try i will see that i need more special equipment (and expansive one) or that my milling and accuracy skills are lacking, i will drop the dovetail and go to simple bolts solution. Thanks :-) Mike
  5. Thanks. Not sure what shaper is, google show me machines similar to the one i got. I did bought this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MZG-BAP300RC20-20-150-2T-CNC-Cutting-Shoulder-Right-Angle-Milling-Cutter-Shank/282761918601?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 The 5mm is just to finish things up.
  6. Thanks :-) i do not have to use a costume cutter since i can tilt my mill head to the desire angle and simply use a 5mm round tip strait cutter. Anyway, my shop is under construction at the moment so it will take some time for me to start this project (unless i will be impatience). I need to do some testing before using my high carbon steel.
  7. all my dies will have the same size of dovetail. To be honest, still not sure if it is the right solution for me, depend on my milling skills and equipment.
  8. Thanks, but wouldn't be easier and more accurate to have one side as a fixed plane?
  9. Ok so the current design is like that: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/51d01ae92d7a3e5cd68f072f/w/06030eb301b2a85f5e94cc35/e/541a3603b80252226048a305 What do you think? it has 10mm wedge.
  10. It will have tooling of it's own but i do like the idea of unify tooling or at least concepts. not sure it is the right word. Anyway, for now it looks like dovetail won. I just need to figure out the angles and technique to actually do it. I thought that i got the right machinery to do it (I got Schaublin 13 mill) and i need a 5mm cutter to do the final angle cut. I also need to know the angle of the dovetail but in worst case i will use 10 degree angle. Thanks, Mike
  11. yes sure studs. Well i'm not sure yet what to do. still thinking of it. The whole idea is to unify my die for power hammer and hydraulic press (which i did not built yet). The power hammer is small. about max 20kg. The press however is the biggest i can build, hopefully 50 metric tons.
  12. I got one. I have a mill. The question now is if to do dovetail or bolts like i posted earlier.
  13. Ok so do you think this design is better? no dovetail, bolts only. however the option to rotate the die is limited
  14. Hi all. Here is my design for my power hammer (Ron Kenyon simple air hammer with Larry Zoeller modifications) die. At the moment it is just the base but i run into a little problem/dilemma. https://cad.onshape.com/documents/e3c54a90c5026613737eea49/w/3c2b0ea84d0f4dc883b1228e/e/9e5e7e7e4e0c0513d97797a9 The problem is with the dovetail. Currently i'm using a 50mm diameter, 20mm~ height, 60 degree, dovetail cutter. However, it's angle is way more steep then the angle i see on other power hammers die and bases (ram and anvil). It is very easy to use the dovetail i got since i only have to use one tool to do it and it is pretty fair and simple. However, i'm not sure that it is the right thing to do. How can i cut the base and die dovetail? i do not see any specific tool to do it. The die itself is relatively easy and in the "worst" case i can do it in two parts, one for the dovetail and other for the head itself with the die design. But the base is hard. I can tilt the head of the mill to cut an angle but i will have residual marking and grooves on the base of the dovetail, which i think is not very good. Any idea? Thanks, Mike