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I built this one at work. At the time I was welding and had the chance to build a larger forge . I figured this design would give a larger heat zone for longer pointy things... At the moment I am setting up this guy

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Of course you realize that heating up more than you can work hot in one go degrades the rest of the steel with decarburization, grain growth and scale losses---why they were able historically to do swords in forges with a hot spot of about 6" long.  Only time a sword blade needs to all be hot is during heat treat.  Building your forge for that is like buying a dump truck as your daily driver because a couple of times a year you buy a load of gravel...

IIRC a T burner will heat about 350 Cubic inches so 2 would do a 600 cu inch forge with a bit of power left over.

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I had the opportunity to build all my “toys” in my gallery for free. Cost a little for material for the T burners is all. I was thinking to the future.

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