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  1. TFT

    Burner angle

    Maybe my mental image of a clock is off but the "4 o'clock" angle would be impinging on the tender walls more.... but im just "people". And yea i dont have hundreds of years of forge building under my belt but i know what a clock looks like
  2. TFT

    Burner angle

    Put your burner right on your "4in" height line... parallel to the floor
  3. TFT

    Forges 101

    Emotionally invested? More like financially invested. And yes i said heavier and i dont have a stand(yet) and want to get forging asap so im not gonna wait to make a stand. And sorry but noone said a vertical forge was a mistake untill now . Unless youre still hung up on the plaster... which noone has pointed out a reason not to use it how i have... under kitty litter under kastolite under insboard and under the major heat. Ill just make my forge quietly then
  4. TFT

    Forges 101

    Hey the only reason i went with the plaster is for the weight of it and heck i would of used gold if only it was cheaper........
  5. TFT

    Forges 101

    I wasnt saying it was dons motive just that its A benefit
  6. TFT

    Forges 101

    One benefit of the vertical format is your burner(s) wont suck exaust gasses... i assume since they should be below the exaust ports
  7. Just cut them into the arch shape but be carefull of the dust created by cutting the board(even if you have a dust collector) That seems like the best solution for your materials and i didnt even think about the rigidizer as glue in that situation
  8. Adding the wool to the floor should help alot. As its making the chamber smaller... maybe make it a D shape....just a suggestion
  9. UPDATE: ridigized the kaowool(curred by attaching a hair dryer to the burner port)( not pictured... sorry), added kastolite layer to the chamber walls, floor, back exaust port (modified my construction plan beacuse it turns out kastolite doesnt like hanging upside down) main exaust port floor.
  10. UPDATE: Installed kaowool and cut ports(not an easy task if you ask me) "Instuff" coming up shortly taking a shower then going to the store for some brushes and more gloves
  11. Read the forges 101 thread... lots of info like for one i would add a layer of hard refractory to resist flux but a kiln shelf floor works too(ive heard)
  12. UPDATE: poured PoP, let dry for a few hours, cut the insboard... a few times(ended up working out, read on for details), put the insboard disc into the shell then put the pieces from the second cuts around the insboard disc(had to cut smaller because of the seam in the tank). PoP Insboard disc Insboard disc in the forge Insboard disc with "shims" in place The chambers current depth 12 1/2" deep... exactly what i was going for. I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER! But thats all folks (for today)
  13. Mini UPDATE: created a rebar like structure for the PoP to hold onto PoP soon to come
  14. UPDATE: Cut and profiled burner port, finished the burner port hole(in the shell), cut down exaust port(front) At the shop now about to weld it up... and by the way these welds arent the best i got(burning though paint and in an unfavorable position, flat and straight vertical) but they will hold I tried to angle the burner downward by rotating it... i hope i didnt make it too extreme
  15. Yea im thinking im gonna to some experimenting
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