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    Albuquerque, New Mexico
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    The only way to do great work, is to love what you do.... you'll know it when you find it. ~ Steve Jobs~

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  1. Thanks to all for the help. I will move the internal burner out of the chamber, and see what happens. also the combustion air may be to low, because I do have "burn back" once in a while as Mr. Knots suggested. I will see if I can somehow adjust the air flow and adjust the fuel nozzle tip. Thanks again to all.
  2. I built this forge about 3 months ago. I am having a problem with the flame "snuffing out" when the chamber gets hot. The forge is built out of a 12" pipe, lined with kao wool, and three fire bricks internally, one on the bottom, and one on each side. It runs good for about 10 to 15 minutes, but as soon as it gets a little hot, the flame snuffs out, and restarts itself from the heat in the chamber. The hotter it gets the worse the problem gets. I notice the internal burner is glowing red hot when the problem starts to happen. The internal burner is about 5" from the bottom fire brick. The burner is a 1-1/4" tee reduced to 1", and is inserted into a stationary 1-1/4" pipe that goes about 3" into the chamber. But like I said it burns great until it gets hot. Any help to this newbie is appreciated. Thanks
  3. Trying to figure out a way to embezzle money from my savings account, without my wife knowing, to attend Frank Turleys School.

  4. Yes, I did buy the one in Santa Fe. I paid $125. It's a smaller one, and the jaws are slightly out of alignment, but it does the job for now.
  5. :o Man , I've been searching CL every day for the past two months looking for a vise. Guess i'm just not quick enough on the draw :wacko: Nice find Mr. Fudd.
  6. On e-bay they go for some major $$$, and they sell. I just paid $125 for a 4" after a month long search. I guess here in my part of country they are harder to come by. If you can get a decent one for under a $100, i'd jump on it.
  7. I am a begining smith, but I have been welding for a few years. I have a shallow pan forge I bought, and have been using. I want to build a bigger forge with coal storage, and have seen plenty of good designs, but my question is, if I build the fire pot out of 1/4" mild steel, why doesn't the heat from the coal melt, and burn through the fire pot?
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