Buffalo, NY: April 9, 2010
An eventful day at the Buffalo State College foundry! Final preparations are underway for the iron pour tomorrow. The newly constructed iron furnace has been lined with refractory clay and assembled. Supplies of fuel, in the form of coke, a product of coal combustion, have arrived and Eric and Will joined others in breaking up cast iron radiators into small pieces which are easier to melt down. Many skilled artists have prepared molds for the pour, but I think its safe to say we are the only team recreating parts of the USS Monitor!