I will change the design of the pot some what to make construction easier But the photo above is what metal scrap I will began with. It is all I had! But it would be nearly enough.
9/29/12 Time has passed since the above beginnings of this project. The blog program allows for going back and making additions so you can see the finished product. Below is what I ended up with and it will take 20 posts to show the completion of the metal work and no I am not selling you the blueprints, what you will see is all the information needed to construct this pot. The primary tool used in constructing the metal parts was a chop saw, a hand grinder, drill press, stick welder, box welder and files. This project, though it is somewhat different in design to its Magma $525 Cast Master cousin many of the same principles apply in construction. This melting pot to this point was under $50 It will melt 90 lb of lead. Outside of the screws, fasteners, and bolts everything below was hand made by me.