Hello everyone. New member here, still haven't learned my way around the place. Please forgive me if I'm asking a dumb question or twelve.
I own a forge that is very similar, if not the exact same model, as the one originally posted by Knucklebuster. I've seen several of these forges, or forges very similar, and they are all missing the heat shield as pictured in the ad posted by Brndngddy. Does anybody know what these heat shields are made of? I would assume it's a thin gauge of sheet metal, as none of them seem to have survived. Are they really necessary for the proper operation of the forge? I'm guessing the designers knew what they were doing when they put them on there, but I see a lot of people not using them and I was wondering if it's even worth trying to fabricate one.
Thank you for all your help, everyone!