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  1. I will be adding pictures and documenting through to forging. The forge even after purchasing refractory is still coming in less then my first forge I built myself. If it works as well then maybe I can help some starting Smith's have a less expensive start up. 

  2. After a few recent threads it was suggested that those of us that went the commercially manufactured forge route share our experience.

    Item one, and this is huge, unless you spend the big money for a manufactured forg


    They are not plug and play.

    When your forge arrives there are steps to take and for a good experience products to buy before your forge is useable. The forges 101 thread covers this extensively.

    Devil forge now comes with a ridgidizer, which appears to be a very fine paint on clay. This is the step I just completed. 

    After this step I will still be applying a layer of Kast-o-lite. And then most likely a layer of IR re-radiating coating. 

    So while the forge arrived very quickly I expect to be weeks before actual usability.

  3. Ok. I was thinking if I flipped same day it would only be with the three sheets of lexan already in place and braced before the flip, then finish last surface and put final sheet in place. All supported. 

    Just concerned about having something keep me from getting to the last side next day. With work and the tiny house and special needs kids finding time two days in a row can be a challenge. :)

  4. Sounds like a plan. Just to cover all bases; other thought was using some scrap lexan I have, release agent(read crisco), put floor and two walls. Brace walls with wood spacers then flip for roof. Would this get me a smoother surface? 

  5. So I have a square body devil forge arriving. I have my bag of Kast-o-lite.  What I can't seem to figure out clearly is do I need an inner mold for the Kast-o-lite during dry-out to keep it against ridgidized wool or is that just for things like ribbon burners? Can I just trowel it into place and have it hold? 

    As always thank you all again in advanced for sharing your wisdom.