General_Googe

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    Decorative work, trinkets.

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  1. Thanks for the information! That's a very nice build! Am I right in guessing that the height of the opening is about 15 CM? This seems to be about what I want to build, too.
  2. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try that out and see what I come up with. I was planning on the 2" layer, seems the best way to preserve propane. Plus some refractory and kiln wash, of course.
  3. I can't stand this forbidden stuff.
  4. Also, how much liner do you have? Thanks again, ~GG
  5. Hello KWJ!Forbidden edit again, so this is short, again.I have a terrible time estimating size, would you please be able to let me know the dimensions of your forge? Also, where did you purchase the 5 gallon air tank from? Thanks for the post! ~GG
  6. Fair enough, it may be a good idea to look it up and figure out about the coal forge. I'm still interested in building a gas forge to play with for now. I think it will be a good learning experience, and it honestly seems like it will be fun to make, too... I've got some thinking to do. Thanks again for the help, it's much appreciated.
  7. Thanks for the input, Charlotte! And thank you for the continued discussion, Thor. I can definitely see using a coal forge, however, due to my location I believe that a gasser is better for my uses for now. Perhaps when I move out away from the city I'll be able to have the open fire. As per size, I am thinking a slightly larger version of what I have, possibly built from a steel sheet like Frosty suggests in other posts. Or perhaps the five gallon bucket design which Larry Zoeller has on his website. At any rate, I am thinking a little larger than the 6 inches, and am leaning towards more like 10. This should give me space to do large enough work, but not be super massive at the same time.
  8. My interests are largely decorative. Examples would be steel roses, candleholders (I like scrolling them), wall hooks, or banana hangers. I like to do scrolls and I am interested in cage twists and similar work. Some examples: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/cBwAAOxy69JTESw8/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F http://www.abbsart.com/images/blacksmithphotos1_050a.jpg http://www.spaco.org/Blacksmithing/Hooks/Hooks7.jpg https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8c/03/c8/8c03c83e23dc4103d5fa066b5cb39992.jpg I'm sure there's other things I'd like to do, but I'm a bit pinched for time.
  9. I do like WayneCoe's forge on his page, but I'm wary to build a bigger forge, because I see "Typical new person, building a forge too big the first time", which is part of the reason I had this one so small. I can't edit in my whole post, so lets try summarizing. Sorry if this seems brief, but I can't post anything longer. Is there a good "general purpose" size that you've discovered? I don't want to ask you to tell me how to build it, but I would like to learn from your experience. I know my general purpose isn't the same as everybody else's. I think creating a brick pile forge would be a good idea for me, I just get really excited about doing things one way and have a hard time thinking of alternatives. Please let me know if there's questions you think I should be asking. I'm very interested in learning, and love reading books. I have backyard blacksmith and Gas Burners for Forges, Kilns, and Furnaces so far. Any other suggestions? Thanks again, ~GG
  10. Forbidden. I can edit, but nothing of any length...
  11. Ahhh, I may have misunderstood something I read, I feel silly now. I probably don't intend on doing pattern welding. It's interesting to me, but I don't believe I want to design my forge with that in mind for now. But I do want to be able to make tongs, which generally uses forge welding to attach the reins to a piece of square stock, no?
  12. Hello all! I tried posting in "More stupid questions from a newbie", but got forbidden and couldn't edit, so I figured I'd post a new threat. that thread, for reference: http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/43355-more-stupid-questions-from-a-newbie After reading through this post many times, I've realized I have a similar question to Cranky. Is it better to use one 3/4 inch burner or two 1/2 inch burners when you have a volume of ~350 cu/in? My design is using an old air tank, with a 10 inch ID, so 6inch ID with liner. I can cut it as short or long as I want, but I was planning on having it be 14 inches, with a two inch liner on the rear, so 12 inches long. With that, it's 339.29 cu/in. What are your thoughts on number of burners? Will it be "better" to have it evenly heated with two 1/2 inch burners? Thanks for the help! It's been nice to read through all of these posts, seeing people with similar problems to me, ha. My basic idea for a design, for reference: http://www.arscives.com/bladesign/forge.tutorial.htm however, I want a closed back, with a window similar to: http://www.zoellerforge.com/simplegasforge.html I am planning on using the Frosty T burner. I thought to use Zoeller's modified side arm at first, but I like the simplicity of the Frosty T. I am mostly planning on doing smaller trinket work, such as steel roses, hooks, candle holders, etc. I am also interested in being able to use the forge for crafting a knife, so I will need it to be welding temperature. I'm not sure that I need an entire foot of depth, but I'd like opinions. Thank you all! ~GG
  13. Can't edit in anything longer than this. Bah