Hello there! I've poured the base, cured it, and poured the refractory coat on the top. and curled in the lip very crudely at the top. the next thing to do is let it set up, it doesn't have a cure time, which sucks, but I can get around that. 

I should back track, I've cut the barrel and set up the basics for what I need I still need to model everything, but I've also acquired the alignment pins and barrels for each half, so I'll be cutting and welding those. i have the ceramic blanket in, and that will get installed shortly after the alignment pegs are installed, the last hang-up right now is the lid. I currently have none. I have another steel round section for