BRONZE FURNACE: One of the old furnaces has been replaced with a new model built by employees in the Arcosanti Foundry. (Right) David Tollas lowers the new furnace into place. [Photo & Text: KH]


Propane is used to heat the furnaces and melt 100 pounds of bronze for each pour. The temperature of the glowing bronze is about 2300 degrees. Thomas Crowe (left) and Monica Ramirez (right) lift the crucible out of the new furnace for a pour. [Photo & Text: KH]

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