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Supply List

SUPPLY ITEMS SUPPLIERS
Direct Reduction Smelting of Copper Oxide Ore
Malachite (Ore) Ward's Scientific
Charcoal (Fuel) (Natural Hardwood Charcoal, NOT Charcoal "Briquettes") Grocery/Hardware Store
Forge Centaur Forge
Coal (Fuel for Forge) Centaur Forge
Crucibles, Clay-graphite Centaur Forge
Direct-reading Thermocouple Omega, Fisher Scientific
Balance Sensitive to 0.1 grams Omega, Fisher Scientific
Calculator Electronics Store
Tweezers Fisher Scientific, The Compleat Sculptor
Lost-wax Casting of Copper-Silver Alloy Bar Ingots
"Sticky Wax" Remet, The Compleat Sculptor
Sculptors or Dental Pink Wax, Sheets Remet, Rio Grande, The Compleat Sculptor
Beeswax or Sprue Wax Remet, Centaur Forge
Bunsen Burner or Alcohol Lamp Fisher Scientific
Various Dental and Sculpting Tools

The Compleat Sculptor

Cardboard Tubes/Paper Cups of Various Sizes/Diameters Large Bucket for Mixing Ceramic Power Mixer
Ceramic

Core Mix, Fine Grind

Binder: R-25 Ethyl Silicate


Remet

Remet
Ethyl Alcohol Fischer Scientific
Catalyst: Ammonium Carbonate Alfa Aesar
Distilled or Deionized Water Fisher Scientific or Local Science Department
Clay: Mississippi M&D has Highest Green Strength Local Pottery or Sheffield Pottery
Safety Goggles with Side Shields Lab Safety Supply, Zar-Tech
Hearing Protection During Grinding, Hammering Lab Safety Supply
Particle Masks Lab Safety Supply
LaTeX Gloves Lab Safety Supply
Labcoats Lab Safety Supply
Flame Retardant Apparel (Aluminized/Kevlar) Omega, Zar-Tech
Casting and Working Copper-Silver Alloys
Furnace for Warming Mold Omega
Metal Shot for Melting and Casting Alfa Aesar
Forge Centaur Forge
Clay-graphite Crucibles Centaur Forge
Pouring Tongs Centaur Forge
Firebrick Zar-Tech
Wire Brushes Centaur Forge
Hacksaw Hardware Store
Grinder, Files Centaur Forge, The Compleat Sculptor
Vise/Clamp Centaur Forge
Anvil Centaur Forge
Tongs for Gripping Ingots Centaur Forge
Assorted Hammers (Cross Peen, Straight Peen, Ball Peen, for example) Centaur Forge
Slack Tub (Large Bucket or Tub of Water for Cooling Casting in Mold) Assorted files

Centaur Forge, The Compleat Sculptor

Dilute Sulfuric Acid Fisher Scientific
Wide-mouthed Glass Dish, ca 10 cm height, 25 cm diameter) for pickling Fisher Scientific
Dark Room Tongs Local Photography Store or Calumet
Safety Goggles (clear and tinted) with Side Shields Lab Safety Supply
Hearing Protection during Grinding, Hammering Lab Safety Supply
Particle Masks Lab Safety Supply
LaTeX Gloves Lab Safety Supply
Labcoats Lab Safety Supply
Flame Retardant Apparel (Aluminized/Kevlar) Lab Safety Supply, Zar-Tech
Leather Aprons, Gloves Centaur Forge


Suppliers