Enewguy

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    Not burning myself again

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  1. I can attest to that. If you've never smelled burning coal, it stinks it has a certain odor to it. You know you're inhaling a certain amount even outdoors. There's a saying for that. "If you can smell it, you're inhaling it." I would agree with frosty, use it outdoors until you can get proper ventilation.
  2. Enewguy

    55 forge (several pics)

    I managed to get a 55 gallon drum this week that used to have hydraulic fluid in it. I was also able to get 2 different size brake rotors. I started by overflowing it with a garden hose since I could tell there was some fluid left in there. I would rather have water on the shop floor than hydro fluid. Less chance of busting my rear from sliding around. I then cut the front open. Used my plasma cutter to Cut the bottom using a smaller brake rotor as a template. Flipped it over cut a slightly larger hole in the top using a larger rotor as the template Put the large rotor in the bottom hole. It sets perfect in the smaller hole with the flange sitting on the drum floor. Next I built a fire the boy scouts would be proud of. looks worse than what it was. That's just the hydraulic fluid and paint burning of the outside of the drum. After it settled down, I cut a V in the front so I could rest my work piece on and opened it up a bit along the top of the front opening. Since it was all cardboard and paper in there burning and dinner was ready I let it burn out and called it a night.
  3. Great video, I also watched the basket handle video and subscribed to your feed. Thanks jlp
  4. Enewguy

    Anthracite JABOD Forge

    I'm inclined to think i put it there. That was the third attempt at getting it started. I'm thinking when I was getting irritated not making the boy scouts proud, I dug out a bit to much and possibly to far to the side to start over. I can guarantee I will... How else will I learn from them?
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    Anthracite JABOD Forge

    I just did that Tuesday night. Fire ball wasn't where I thought it was.... Oops That WAS the bottom of the box. But that's ok. I'm going a different route thanks to another design that caught my attention and someone letting me pick their brain a bit. The weatherman is calling for more snow this weekend so I might have to work but I'm excited to start the other project.
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    First solid fuel forge fab.

    Nice Fab job, looks like a nice setup!
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    3D printed plastic burner experiments (photo heavy)

    So they used to make a fire hose nozzle "cellar nozzle" that spins. I found a video called cellar nozzle at work on YouTube Is your burner NA? If not you could make a 2 piece tube with a piece inside that spins to create the vortex. Of course you would have to play with the inner nozzles angle a bit. If it's NA, I wonder if straw like tubes going around and around within would allow it to start spinning enough to vortex as it excited the main tube
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    3D printed plastic burner experiments (photo heavy)

    Fascinating...Just curious, have you tried one with a spiraling fins all the way the length of the tube getting more aggressive as it goes except the last bit? Kinda let it free flow spiral out the end.
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    Built my first Jabod ( pictures included

    The all thread isn't even warm, it was just a convenient flat place to set it down. Also is stainless. I use it to put through the center of a roll of barbwire to hold with the 3 point in the tractor. I was kinda thinking along those lines frosty, that I need to put in a waste gate for some of the air flow. The flames in the pic look awful aggressive. I'm thinking about changing to to 3/4 with a 45 elbow and a ball valve on it. As for the smell, maybe it is suffer I'm smelling isn't any galvanized in there of my doing. No there's not any zink smoke. I looked specifically for that. Once it gets going, there's not much smoke at all. Not that I can see anyhow.
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    Built my first Jabod ( pictures included

    Can someone explain air flow/supply with a side blast JABOD. as in when to have the flow on and off. I built another fire in mine tonight, I think I might be leaving the air on at the wrong time. Even when placing my work piece the proper way like in the diagram, It will get really hot really fast. Like sparkling hot if I'm not careful. I thought it was because I was using rather smaller stock 3/8 round. But a friend gave me a RR spike today so I decided to mess around with it. yes I know the whole argument about messing with them (mixed metal) but that's not the info I'm after right now. With in 2 minutes tops it was starting to throw Sparks. And cook off. So my question is, should the flow be turned on when the work piece is out of the fire ball? To keep the fire going. Could it be because I'm using half inch pipe instead of 3/4? It was what was on hand last weekend. Does the fire look right The first is with air on, the second is with it off. Thanks again
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    First solid fuel forge fab.

    After posting that, I read another of your posts explaining it in great detail. I think the problem I had was a combo of placing my work at a steep angle, and having to much air flow since I was using an air mattress inflator. Btw, thanks for hosting this site where we newbies can come to learn from ALLOT of very educated/experienced people.
  12. Enewguy

    First solid fuel forge fab.

    Ok. In my "built my first Jabod" post, you can see I had it down at a steep angle. As the day went on, I was working it closer and flatter to the top in an effort to not burn the steel. Bean07 looks like a nice forge.
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    First solid fuel forge fab.

    Not trying to hijack the thread, just a quick question. Does the positioning apply to anthracite coal as well? Might explain how I burnt up one side of the tongs I was trying to make yesterday. Really hot really fast. Poof, gone, melted in half. Less than a minute.
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    Pile of bracelets

    Hahaha What about KROIL? Anyone tried that as a long term treatment? It has a strong smell to it though.
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    Built my first Jabod ( pictures included

    I'm using anthracite. It seems to have a very distinct smell when burning. A bit like galvanized metal. Is that normal? I work for the d.o.t and on occasion we have to replace guardrail that's been hit. We usually use a blow torch to cut it up small enough to haul it off. Even though you avoid breathing in the fumes you do occasionally smell it.