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Thought I would show my "Ghetto Gun Kote Oven".

It's made from one of Wifey's old bird cages and an old file cabinet casing to skin the cage with.

I then used some duct board that was left over from when I built my house.

Just about all the material except the burner was junk I had layed away waiting to build a new oven.

Almost done but want to install a fan to circulate the air inside to prevent hotspots.

I'll just mount a motor up top and make an extension between the motor and fan blade near the top of the oven.

For the KG Gunkote I'm using, I can get away with 250 degrees for 2 hours.

Should be easy I think!
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Thanks, I think it is a good all around size.
Tall enough for barrelled receivers...
And big enough to coat things like old reloading presses, or...
Shop made tooling and such.
 

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Quite the bird cage. Looks like a monkeys cage. Looks awesome.


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Thanks, it was a Amazon Parrot's cage (Shakira)
She got a new home and I had an idea!
The white stuff on the bottom under the burner is KWool I had left from a propane forge build.
That's good to 2100F so I'm probably good!
 

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Well, the oven is finished and tested, and I was surprise how well it worked.

Had to keep it on low to keep it under 350 degrees!

I can easily use it for Power Coating also.

Don't laugh at the thermometer, it is an old cooling water thermometer off a ship I was on, liberated out of the junk pile, but still works pretty good!

Keep it simple,right?
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The African Grey's are notorious for being "one person" birds.
The Amazon we have, only lets my wife hold her, so maybe they are all like that, but...
I learned my lesson with parrots!
 

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Spent some more time testing the oven and wanted to see if I could keep the temp where i wanted it without going to a PID Temp Controller.

Finally got it zeroed in to where it would run between 250 and 280 degrees on the built in switch.

That will work for me and I took some of the metal duct tape and secured the knob at that point.

Should be able now to plug it in and it should stay at the right heat.

At that temp, I cure the parts for 2 hours, and should be good.

I also changed out the motor for the fan, from what I had, to a refrigerator condenser cooling fan motor I had scrounged...

They are 115V and are quiet which I like!

Just figured I would put some thoughts down on homebuilt ovens, for anyone looking to do this?
 

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May I borrow yours for a few days?
 
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May I borrow yours for a few days?
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Well living in Florida, anything in the shop made of steel...
Starts rusting pretty quick.
This oven will come in handy coating a lot of things besides guns for me!
 

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Thanks, I thought I recognized it.
I used ceramic blanket to pack my motorcycle mufflers a few years ago that I got from a buddy in the refractories biz. I may have some leftover somewhere in the shop. Great idea and execution!
 
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