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  1. You may want to make a casting mold of the object before you start. Call it plan B. As others suggest glue would be preferred to heat on an unknown material.
  2. And your answer arrived 30 minutes later (grin).
  3. We need all the information you have (plus photos) available in one place in order to answer your question. Your posts have been merged as they are on the same question.
  4. Look up the JABOD just a box of dirt forge (solid fuel) and you can have a fire going in an hour or so. Your choice of solid fuels can be found locally. Look for the thread on makeshift anvils and choose one that can work for you. The IFI store sells gas forge refractories and delivers them to your door. The more you read the less money you will need to spend. You can get metal to play with by going to the places that throw metal into a dumpster. Learning to scrounge is both an ability and an art form. Above all look up TPAAAT, the Thomas Powers Applied Anvil Acquisition Technique. It works for all sorts of things, including anvils. The READ THIS FIRST thread will guide you through the site.
  5. Plates stacked horizontally are a poor choice, unless they have a FULL penetration weld between each plate. Each air gap absorbs energy and efficiency. A better choice would be to stand the plate up vertically and have a 2.5 inch wide anvil face.
  6. Please realign your anvils to north and get back on topic.
  7. The site self corrects. This is one example of the self correction. gwynlaredogranger, thank you
  8. My question relates to the statement about breathing in massive amounts of the fibers for many years before the onset of silicosis. The site is viewed by over 150 countries of the world and errs on the side of caution. Each person is a unique individual and reacts differently. What is the minimum amount of fibers inhaled that cause problems?
  9. Top of the forum is a tab labeled IFI Store, Shirts, Refractory.
  10. Ceramic Wool Insulation, Safety Alert by Chuck Wright MD Please present references and your credentials, to back up your statement. This is not personal, we want to read the information and learn.
  11. May want to consider a couple of drawer pulls (horizontal), or handles for things or doors (vertical), for Dad's garage.
  12. Tree ornaments, coat hooks, stocking hooks for the fireplace, candle holders, etc .
  13. Figure out how many brackets you need, and what size material you want to use to make them. A jig will make it easy to bend a couple of 90's or another type jig to bend the U shape. Hydraulics or a mechanical press will speed up the process. Another jig to measure the location for the holes will outrun any ruler.