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    smelting pots and ingot moulds

    Does anyone know if D Crockett is still doing business? He is still listed as a vendor, but as explained to me that is by subscription. He has not been active on this site since July or so. Was thinking about getting a new smelting pot and a couple of his angle iron ingot moulds. I sent him a PM and a email, but no response. Thanks for any info you all can impart.

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    I do not know. Occasionally we have a member go AWOL and no one ever knows why. Hope he is doing ok.

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    I caught a thread where he was having some sort of difficulties/busy. think he's retiring soon and getting back into it. -- don't quote me

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    While I don't know the exact status, A quick search shows all of D Crockett's S&S threads have been closed/locked, same with all the threads on his VS page ...and he hasn't logged in since 7-19-2018.

    So my "guess" is that he isn't in the Biz anymore.

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    Thx Jon B

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    Explains a few things. Looking for a smelting setup myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidtamer View Post
    Explains a few things. Looking for a smelting setup myself.
    You might check with a local welding shop. Probably the smaller the better. Most of them have some scrap laying around. I built my burner and some of my stuff but I had a welding machine and could weld.

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    I have one of his pots and several of his molds; good stuff. He'll be missed if he is no longer in the game.

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    If you can weld, cutting down a propane tank makes a great smelting pot. Even if you can't weld, but can work with your hands and have a few tools making a pot wouldn't be too difficult. This is one I made with a bottom pour, but a simple melting pot with a dipper could be made by bolting things together.
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