....... Are you guys serious? I honest to god thought this was common knowledge. F***. I too made my own Obsidian factory at one point, but then I put more thought into it and realized it's easier to cast the obsidian where I want it rather than make it in a factory and spend 15 seconds per block. Much more efficient that way. Though I'm sure the obsidian factory still has its uses.
This worked for me perfectly, just set it up like in the picture and put the lava in to its three slots, THEN, destro the cobblestone ontop of the two lava slots on the bottom of the spring, and the top will refill it, I'm gonna try this with water now!
I found this out when i first started playing, purely by accident lol. When there are 2 whole blocks of lava on top of each other, if you take from the top where the spring is, the bottom whole block causes the top to regenerate. And so you have an unlimited lava supply.
do a normal 3x3 pit such as:
  
  
  
Then place 2 blocks in center:
   
The bottom row of soil is the ground, the 2 soil in a row is the first centre block level.
  
  
Place the lava spring on top of the 3rd block, then once the lava has fully spread, remove the 3rd block and wait 5 seconds for the lava to fully fill the empty space where the block used to be.
Should then be:
Which will do:
Then just keep taking from the top with your bucket and it is never ending :biggrin.gif:
Also works with water. I do this design as a water fountain or lava fountain for builders.
Can anybody else confirm this?
I just tried the lava fountain (as described above) on SMP tonight, and it worked great. It's very easy to do, and only takes one block of lava to make an infinite number.
Our server has hey0 on it, and some bucket fix, but I don't think we have llamacraft.