This all started out as a CNC conversion for my milling machine to help with construction model Internal Combustion engines, but some casting facilities have to come first to make all the brackets and other stuff I need.
Enter the mini foundry - starting off with a Gingery style charcoal furnace, things have now progressed through to propane with a second burner recently being completed. This little rig is now capable of melting cast iron, click here for more details and a video.
Some pages have been dedicated to the Asian Mini Mill which is 80% decent out of the box. Longer term plans include metal gears, and a screw conversion for the Z axis.
The project pages detail some of the things I'm making up, a gear hobbing machine has hit the skids because it's just too flimsy - thinking about how to work round this. A Versatile Dividing Head designed by George H. Thomas, and supplied as a kit of castings and materials by Hemingway is one of the latest completions.