Awhile back, I accidentally found this ancient iron furnace.
I did some research and found a bit about the history of the site and decide it would make a great project. Here’s the very first test piece.
After three days of part-time fiddling, I have some pictures of the second generation build. It’s still a bit rough in places, but I think I’m on the right path.
It looks like the final kit will be two 8.5″x11″ sheets plus the instructions.This is sheet one:
After a few hours of cutting and gluing, this is the 2nd generation iron furnace model.
I still have to tighten up some of the corners, add additional tabs and figure out what I’m going to do for the air pipe that runs from the bellows to the bottom of the furnace.
~ UPDATE ~
I finished a remake of the plans and instructions and a few friends are testing the latest build.
Here’s a picture of the third-generation build:
Note that it fits well on a CD jewel case. I didn’t bother to paint the base, nor add any details that are not part of the model kit. If anyone is interested in building one for themselves, drop me an email and I’ll let you try the BETA build.
The link will take you to a page of my freebie files.
It can be built as a cutaway 3D display for museums and classroom use or for model railroads or dioramas.
Any questions or comments, feel free to email me at: e.c.field [at] gmail [dot] com.
The PDFs have been fixed!
Sorry for all the hassles with the first upload. I just recreated the two image PDFs and the full package ZIP file. All of the patient folk that had troubles with those huge files the first time, should be able to read the new ones with no problem. Thanks for all the patience, feedback and assistance.