This was the first of an annual iron pour event at GoggleWorks in collaboration with Albright College. My cupola was relocated to GoggleWorks to offer this unique event, with a morning workshop introducing the basics of sand casting.
Aside from the workshop, iron and coke (refined coal) had to be broken to a certain size for proper operation of the furnace. James and Scott are busting up a house full of old stream radiators and its boiler in the second to last image.
The staff at GoggleWorks were the real heroes, as I was the only one with metal casting experience; but they handled things like a pro and all the molds were poured!