WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

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About WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

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    Sunbright, Tennessee
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    Blacksmithing, Bladesmithing.

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    Sunbright, Tennessee
  • Biography
    retired, former ABANA Board Member,
  • Interests
    Blacksmithing
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    retired

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  1. Jerry, I add water to fill a 5 gallon bucket, plastic bucket.  Don't use a metal bucket, the salt will eat it away.  Be careful not to hit the side or bottom of the bucket with hot metal.

    Let me know if I can help you.

    Wayne

    1. Jim Coke

      Jim Coke

      Wayne,

              Glad your back to help folks.. 

      Forge on and make beautiful things 

      Jim

    2. jerry p.

      jerry p.

      Thanks for the reply Wayne. My 14 year old son got an hc rr spike at a yard sale and wanted to make a knife. I know it is not the best steel to make a knife but we had fun forging it out. He still needs to clean it up, and then we will heat treat it.

      Jerry 

    3. jerry p.

      jerry p.

      Here is a picture of the knife so far, we may put a twist in the handle to try to make it a little shorter.

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  2. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    How do I harden railroad spikes?

    RR spikes are 5/8" square. they are about .29 points of carbon is high low carbon steel. If you forge the blade, then quench it in Super Quench (5# rock salt, 24 oz blue Dawn dish soap (the concentrate) and a bottle of Jet Dry (dish washer spot remover) and fill to 5 gallons of water) you can get a hardness of about 53 RC. Try bringing the spike to non-magnetic and quenching in water, then bring it up to non-magnetic and quenching in Super Quench and listen to the steel SCREEM! Let me know if I can help you;. Wayne
  3. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Ultimate Forge Design -- Help Needed

    Check out the Build a Gas Forge, Ribbon_Burner, Building_A_Forge_With_A_Ribbon_Burner Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  4. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    First forge build help.

    I like the Kast-0-Lite. It is far less expensive than Greencast 94, it is light weight and insolating. All should be cast over ceramic blanket. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  5. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Kastolite 30 vs Mizzou

    I think that Kast-0-Lite is the superior product for lining a forge. I have never had a problem with flux eating the Kast-0-Lite. Also Kast-0-Lite is a light weight insolating product. You get a lighter forge and better insolated. Let me know if I can help you. You can send me a pm or e-mail. Wane Coe
  6. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Another help me build my forge thread. :)

    Just follow the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. No fire brick (heat sink) make the burner 3 x 3. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  7. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Propane tank forge design REV 0

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. I prefer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Wayne Coe directions sending people off site removed
  8. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Having problems heating metal

    I think that you would save money and get a better forge by just starting over. Let me know if I can help you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  9. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    NJ specific law regarding propane

    In my post my finger got over one key. I meant NJ.
  10. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Having problems heating metal

    I suggest that you start over. Check out the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx web-site. You can find the url and other contact info on my Profile. Let me know if I can help you I xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Wayne Coe
  11. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    NJ specific law regarding propane

    And if you check with them they probably don't have a clue about forging and gas forges. I doubt that there is a problem but who knows what some bureaucrat will think. I know that there are many blacksmiths and bladesmiths in NH using gas forges. Let me know if I can help you. You can find xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Wayne Coe
  12. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Bladesmith Forge

    It is much better to start off right. Check out the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and other attachments on the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. You can find xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  13. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Naturally Aspirated Ribbon Burner. Photo heavy.

    Frosty, you are to kind. I will send you a pint of Metrikote if you will test it and give your (honest, which is the only opinion that I've known you to give) opinion here. I don't think that I have your mailing address so e-mail me. the2ndcashboy the way you did the forge weld is not the best way to test a weld. There is no scarf shown there. It is good that you did get a weld there but it would be better if you did a proper scarf for a test. Let me know when I can help you. Wayne
  14. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Naturally Aspirated Ribbon Burner. Photo heavy.

    I can say that when I added Metrikote or Plistix it cut the heating time in half to get a piece of 1" square up to forging temps. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe
  15. WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith

    Ribbon burner breakage

    A properly built Ribbon Burner, using the proper castable should not have problems with breakage. Stress risers occur at inside corners. Let me know if I can help you. Wayne Coe