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  1. I made a gasforge stand, and got my grandfathers anvil in my garage.
  2. Yeah, but it tried to find the right parts, but sometimes you have to do with what you got. Now i have to build my forge so I can test it in the forge and see what it does.
  3. Thanks for al the info, Here is the burner i made from parts i had around. Photo
  4. Yeah i have started, and it is a lot. So I am very happy with frosty's "short" list of advice.
  5. That is true, steel is worse off course, will look in to the wool. Thanks. Yeah it always raises eyebrows when i say mij name in English speaking countries. Yeah my English is a bit rusty but indeed i mean insulation. Wow that's a lot of information at once, thanks. It all makes sense, only i don't know f i am going to do it al in my first furnace build. I am going to look for a insulating blanket so the heat will stay in en i will have a look for what to use in/as a flame face. In the future i would like to fire weld so have to think of something to use as a flame face (will have a look on the forum) . The kiln wash i have to read in to, I didn't know that existed. Yeah the shell should not be a problem and I think with a thick bottom plate the rest can be made out off 2 or 3 mm.. Thank for the advice Frosty, it makes a lot of sense.
  6. Yes, i think they are, they are heat resistant till 1750 degrees Celsius (according to the specs) but isolation will not be that great, i plan to pack them in steel. If it is still not good, we have some fire resistant isolation sheets at work so that is still a possibility.
  7. Oke, nice to know, still some stakes fit the anvil, but i will post that as soon as i have it moved in my garage. And i will have to search the old garage for a stake plate. Naarden is a very lovely place indeed, the netherlands is nice
  8. Thanks We make all kind of parts, we have mills, lathe, welders and a waterjet. We make single of parts and small series for all kind of companies. So no day is the same and we do many different kind of work. I am a "engineer" but i do know a little machining and getting better at it as the newer machines are more computer controlled and i am more computer schooled.
  9. Hi everyone, I have been lurking a while, and finally had the time to introduce myself. Recently I have find the will and time to start forging. My grandfather was a blacksmith and I have his anvil and some hamers. Photo of the anvil and some stakes. Not all the stakes fit the anvil but the other anvil and forge were sold without me knowing So now i am cleaning his hammers, and going to build a gas forge . My plan is to just start with the "easy" stuff like leafs and stuff, and will see how it goes. I work in a small machine shop with 13 employee's and the boss and me at the office. Kind regards, Harm van de Wetering