I better get this down somewhere before I forget again. I plan on coating three of my rigs with Gun-Kote one of these days and I always wonder how I'm going to bake that barrel. I painted a few parts this evening from an old BC folder for a Mossberg 12g. It had been in the bottom of a box of parts and got the rust worm on it so I worked it down and cleaned it up. Since I plan on putting it back on the old shotgun I painted it with some flat black epoxy like the barrel. I had an old cardboard box handy and took some tywire and made a paint box and hung the two parts so I could paint and turn them. Got three good coats on and touchable dry. Then it thundered ................ I snapped and went for the hairdryer, my wifes, I don't have any to dry. That worked like a charm. While I was drying them I remembered I was an electrician once up-on-a-time.
If you take a simple porcelian lamp socket, like for a closet w/a pull chain. Put a 200w. lamp in it. Now that is the heating element. Use a wooden box, or a metal box, or what ever will stand the temp. Light in the bottom, mount or wire in a dimmer switch of the proper watt rating, and you're ready to be gun baker. Stick a good thermomometer in the side and use the dimmer to raise or lower the temp.
We used to use ovens like this at work to warm lunch. Although I don't remember ever useing one with a dimmer, it's just because no one thought of it. You can expolde a can of soup in one of these real quick so take care until you get used to cooking with light. We would always line them with insulation but that wouldn't be necessary unless you plan on baking a lot.
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