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Posted: 11/22/2005 3:11:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 3:30:56 PM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 3:22:03 PM EDT
Damn, I just preheat my oven to 325 and go for it...never had a problem.
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 6:13:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 8:33:59 PM EDT

I would love to see some pics. Since it is Thansksgiving in the US ... does it do turkeys?
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 8:37:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Striker:
We are going to use the oven for receivers and such but a 26" or longer shotgun barrel doesn't fit very well..and we want to hang it instead of laying it on something.



Good point. I haven't done anything bigger than a 18" shotty bbl (hung with wire from the oven rack).


Plus..it was an excuse to waste a couple of days in the garage with power tools..


Gotcha.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 8:44:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 8:51:19 AM EDT
Is it an electric burner or gas? The reason I ask is if electric worked, I wonder if a higher BTU equivalent hot plate could do the same job. I bought a toaster oven for small parts ($4 after rebate!) and it works great, but obviously can't do big parts. Your idea makes sense, so I wonder if it could be converted to something even more portable/storable than an entire range top.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:02:21 AM EDT
tag for pics
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:09:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:26:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Striker:
Be back in a few minutes with pictures. It's an electric range.





Damn it's been over 15 minutes already


Hurry up already
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 10:11:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 10:29:09 AM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 10:27:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 1:19:21 PM EDT
Nice job Striker! I will be imitating you soon. I have a FAL to refinish.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 3:36:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 3:43:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 3:44:03 PM EDT by Shooter505]
that's a good idea, please let us know how it works as far as holding proper temp. Was your wife pissed when she saw the hole you cut in her stove!!!!!
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 4:12:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:22:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:05:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:06:48 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:18:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:08:51 AM EDT
Watch out when using IR temp tools. Emissivity messes up the readings in some cases very badly. A black surface works best, but even then the emissivity should be adjusted to match a thermocouple.
You should also check for the temp variation over the length of the tube. Without insulation the variation can be significant.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:30:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:29:10 AM EDT
Emissivity is a measure of the amount of IR radiated compared to a perfect 'black body' at the same temperature. Different surfaces and materials have different emissivity. Better IR temp readers allow adjustment for the emissivity of the target. Cheaper ones ‘assume’ a nominal value and go from there. A light colored or metallic (even shiny) surface will have a lower emissivity than a flat black surface. The reading from the IR will be lower than the actual temperature, and if you crank up the heat to the make the reading correct, the actual temperature is now higher than desired.
A thermocouple can be placed on the surface and then the IR aimed beside the thermocouple. The emissivity is adjusted till the IR reading matches the thermocouple. IR device calibrated.

It does not appear there is much insulatiojn present from the pictures.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:41:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:44:37 PM EDT
Cool!

I did a 28" barrel in the kitchen stove of the apartment I lived in during college.

GunKote makes the house smell kinda funny for a few days.......

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:28:04 PM EDT
A little extra heat in the garage in the winter wont hurt either! Cool oven.

I've been thinking about building a solar oven for use here in the summer. It gets about 140 in a car, I figure I can get an oven up to 300.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:41:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:48:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Striker:

I've been thinking about building a solar oven for use here in the summer. It gets about 140 in a car, I figure I can get an oven up to 300.

140 in a car...
No thanks..



But you can handle -40 in a car I bet.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:27:54 AM EDT
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