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I Forge Iron


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    Valdosta Georgia
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    Straight razors, and forging.
  1. Once again, thank you all for your input. This is an awesome and informative forum. I started forging with my little charcoal burner after retiring from the Air Force after 24 years and I was quickly hooked. I beat the crap out of that little forge just practicing hammering and drawing out techniques. I am ready to upgrade to propane and thank you all for your help!
  2. Holly monkeyballs! This is why I posted the question, to keep from blowing up myself and the back yard. I did not realize there was a risk of flashback into the tubes. The blower I have on hand isn't super powerfull so I defanitely need to redo my plans. I am going to look into the ribon burner design because of my flashback/explosion issue. I thank you, and my wife and kids thank you!
  3. Thanks for all the great input. I will try to start messing with some pipes this week.
  4. Awesome work and very artistic design!
  5. I have only used a homemade charcoal forge up until now. It's beat up and not that efficient so I decided to upgrade to a forced air propane forge instead of spending another $18.00 for a bag of charcoal. I have scrounged a blower and the sheet metal to construct the forge already.
  6. I have an idea to construct a 4 jet forced air propane forge. The blower would hook into a 1" pipe with the propane input centered a few inches down from there. The 1" pipe would spilt into 4 - 1/2" line and I would place them at angles into the forge clreating a fire swirl. Is this efficient? Please give any inputs. I am attaching a PDF file illustrating the idea. FORCED AIR FORGE.pdf
  7. Very nice. I like the contrast of the brass pins. You know it's hand made .
  8. Thanks for the information, I will probably go this route.
  9. Thanks for the information, So the coated wool would be the longer lasting?
  10. I have been using a coal mini forge I built myself and want to upgrade to using propane. I want to build a forced air propane forge and had a few quick questions. Which is better and lasts longer in this type of forge, fire brick or that wool stuff with the protectant painted on it? Where does the combustion take place in a forced air propane forge, actually after the nozzle inside the forge of where the propane is delivered farther up in the assembly? Thanks to whoever replies!
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