FOUNDRY101.COM Small home shop foundry info.   
Foundry 101 - Metal Casting Small Foundry Learning Site.   
Marshall's page
Melting metal in a domestic microwave oven


Ironmaking, Smelting and Bloomeries

The ROCKRIDGE BLOOMERY  How wrought iron is made by the bloomery process.
More links from Lee Sauder, The Rockridge Bloomery

American Mystery Furnaces 
Museum of Welsh Life 
Romano-British Iron 
Fate of Chinese Ironmaking 

Iron Smelting by Pit-Coal - Dud Dudley From a History of the Industrial Revolution
Ancient hammers (XIX Century martinets) Helve Hammers in French
Crucible steel on the 10th century Silk Road.
The Dogon Blacksmiths of Mali, Africa

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