A Foundry Update
Hello, Backers. Let us apologize, first off, for the lack of updates as of late. We have been hard at work on the new foundry space. After our initial building fell through due to zoning disputes, we were left scrabbling to find a place to pour. We were beyond lucky to be put into contact with Chris Clemans at CabFab here in Syracuse. CabFab is located in, of all things, an old foundry. Specifically, the former Caldwell & Ward brass foundry. We are honored to be working in a building that was a running foundry from 1906 - 2005. There is a lot of history here that we will be going into deeper detail about on the website... when we have time. The pictures below give you an idea of the small space in the 4 story building that we're taking over. The bricks for our pouring floor come from the 4th floor pouring room. Those bricks have been there over a century, so it took some real work getting thousands of them down 2 stories, cleaning, and laying them in their new home. It was a labor of love, but we should have budgeted for a chiropractor. You'll see that the floor s done, the exhaust system is hung, and the major pieces are now ready to go. We poured some test molds with an aluminum alloy and had great success with our sand recipe.
So, what's next? Iron, that's what. We start work on all of the bottle openers this week and weekend. Then on to the skillets, braisers, and trivets. We are excited to finally be on the verge of producing these pieces and sending them to you to enjoy for a long time to come. Thanks again for all of your support in all of the ways it has come. We appreciate you all very much.
John & Jason
P.S. Check out Food & Wine's Nov. issue. There's an article called "Great Cookware Artisans" with a little blurb about us.
Follow us on twitter for random pictures and updates on the process. @BoroughFurnace