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bugdude
12-02-2010, 3:42 PM
somewhere I came across a link to a site that showed how to make an oven to bake weapons in when doing duracoat/cerakote, but I can't find it.

does anyone here know of this site?

if you do can you post a link!

thanks!

jonmalibuss
12-02-2010, 7:22 PM
Yes it's in your kitchen

Robidouxs
12-02-2010, 7:30 PM
Yes it's in your kitchen

I second that. You then have a logical excuse to clean the oven.

FredoSD
12-03-2010, 10:13 AM
Free ovens on Craigslist all the time. get an electric one and plug it into your electric dryers plug.

diddler
12-03-2010, 8:39 PM
Free ovens on Craigslist all the time. get an electric one and plug it into your electric dryers plug.

I'll second that. Check the throw-away junkmail like "Pennysaver" too. Lots of free stuff, people always renovating their kitchen and installing fancy new appliances, old ones still work perfectly. If nothing is available this week chances are you'll score next week.

Or ask any buddies working in construction/contracting. They get all kinds of deals on good stuff people are pitching while making renovations.

ejor
12-04-2010, 7:10 PM
Heres one http://www272.pair.com/stevewag/heater/heater1.html
I know I've seen others too.

diddler
12-04-2010, 7:59 PM
Heres one http://www272.pair.com/stevewag/heater/heater1.html
I know I've seen others too.

Thats a really cool oven! Does seem like a LOT of work though. Still think a free cooking oven is an easy solution and the only work is picking it up and possibly changing it's plug to match a 220v outlet in the garage. I like that the custom built oven can be purpose made for extra long lengths like barrelled actions. Seems like it would still be easier to mod a cooking oven (with say an extension added off the back) than building from the ground up.

Smokeybehr
12-05-2010, 1:44 PM
Just pick up a dryer plug from Homeless Despot or Lowies, attach it to the wires coming out of the oven, and plug it into the dryer plug. You can even make an extension cord if necessary with hardware store parts. Make sure that you use at least #6 or larger wire, especially if you're going more than a few feet from the dryer plug to the oven. If you plan on doing lots of work with the oven, then call an electrician and get another run installed.

bugdude
12-05-2010, 2:22 PM
Heres one http://www272.pair.com/stevewag/heater/heater1.html
I know I've seen others too.


this is pretty cool but not the one I was looking for. the one I am looking for is a large oven, more like a cabinet or or large locker.

sarge1572
12-05-2010, 3:55 PM
An oven like this?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27427/Product/BAKE_ON_FINISH_CURING_OVEN

sarge1572
12-05-2010, 3:57 PM
Try looking at a commercial/restaurant supply house that sells used equipment. A rotisserie or vertical roasting rack stands about 6' tall and about 2' square. Dunno how much that cost.

diddler
12-05-2010, 6:39 PM
An oven like this?

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27427/Product/BAKE_ON_FINISH_CURING_OVEN

Sweet Gravy $1349 + shipping! :eek:

Blademan21
12-05-2010, 6:55 PM
You don't want to use a oven you cook with. The instructions for Dura-coat are very specific in that regard. The electric oven I used was a small one with a temp guage. I did a J frame Smith in black and polished the cylinder and barrel. Good luck in finding a large one for your project.

MadRiverArms
12-06-2010, 4:10 PM
Best solution I have seen was a metal cabinet that was built at a sheet metal fabricator to a size that allowed the guts from a kitchen oven to be mounted inside and the top of the oven with the controls to be mounted on top.

-G

Dubious_Beans
12-06-2010, 5:01 PM
If a regular (free or cheap) kitchen oven doesn't have the right dimensions, then build your own!

Use your Google-fu to search for "Powder coating oven".

A metal box of the correct dimensions, some insulation, and some heating elements from Home Depot (or the dump), and you're up and running.
People build them all the time to cure motorcycle frames and other stuff that the wife doesn't want in the kitchen.

Here's one of many examples:

http://machinebuilders.net/plans/gallery/Big%20Kids/PowerCoat%20Oven1.pdf

CamW
12-08-2010, 5:03 PM
Here's one that uses a hot plate and some heating duct.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2210555&page=1

Dubious_Beans
12-08-2010, 5:13 PM
Here's one that uses a hot plate and some heating duct.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2210555&page=1

Hah! Perfect!

I love how creative folks can get when they need to.

tpowers
01-03-2011, 6:34 AM
You can build an oven that will work great for around $500.
Buy a used oven from someone on Craigslist for around $100-$150
Remove coils and controls
Build new oven frame out of metal studs, sheet metal, proper insulation, and a couple of hinges, latch, etc.
Use coils and controls from cheap oven to heat up new box.

Buying a cheap safe and using that works great too.

A deluxe system can be built for around $2K where the same system would cost around $8K.

KALIDAWG8996
01-03-2011, 7:05 AM
You don't want to use a oven you cook with. The instructions for Dura-coat are very specific in that regard. The electric oven I used was a small one with a temp guage. I did a J frame Smith in black and polished the cylinder and barrel. Good luck in finding a large one for your project.

I agree. Don't use your kitchen oven to bake your firearms due to the heavy fumes and chemicals that radiate off your firearm when baking. You don't want that stuff ending up on your turkey dinner later on....

As was suggested before, get an electric one off craigslist or check out our local thrift store for one cheap! If you're doing receivers only or smaller pieces, get a small toaster oven from Target or Walmart for 20$ and a thermometer. I use one for my lowers and works great!

Roccobro
01-03-2011, 10:34 AM
Time to build a rifle oven, eh KD? :D

Justin

KALIDAWG8996
01-03-2011, 10:41 AM
I was thinking of that while I was in Wally world yesterday:43:

I figured i'd be better off finding something at a yardsale or craigslist...

Roccobro
01-03-2011, 11:12 AM
CL Chemical locker + CL oven = Happy Dawg!

Justin

motorhead
01-04-2011, 10:09 AM
gas grill

semperfidelis354
01-04-2011, 11:22 AM
saw a pic of one made from steel garbage cans,

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=44872

and here's a link to the pics

http://www.cheapspeech.com/Pics/Guns/Procedures/CosmolineOven/?viewpos=1

last time I took a look at one like it the creator put the oven on it's side and put down some grates to suspend the rifle, then the cosmoline drips down.


HA!!! found the right link, and i thing you can build this for around 100.00 or maybe less.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2006/lowheatmethod2/index.asp