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  1. I started a few weeks ago building my first forge. I’m wanting to start bladesmithing/tool making. I've built a box forge out of 3/16 plate steel. The internal diameter is 5” x 7” x 12”. Insulated with 2” of rigidized kawool and then 3/4” of Kasto-Lite 30. I am going to cover it with ITC-100 Kiln wash. I had already bought this before learning Plistex would’ve been better. I chose to build a 8” ribbon burner. I used the Wayne Coe instructions for the burner with a few changes. I used his spacing but used drinking straws instead of crayons. And made the pipe entrance from th
  2. Hi everyone! After having a fascination with knives, swords and blades for some years, I discovered Alec Steele on YouTube who took my fascination from a low burn, to a roaring flame! The stuff he made has me hooked, but I heard the odd mention of a show called 'Forged in Fire'. Seeing some of the amatuer smiths that went on there and how basic and simple their setups were, convinced me that it's not 'too' difficult to get started. This lead to me finally getting my xxx in gear and start getting the bits I need to start. After a year of a slow start, I finally have a working s
  3. Long time lurker, first time poster. Working on my first forge! decided to go for a propane thank shell with a single burner, 2" of Kaowool plus rigidizer. Pics are included: All things were moving along smoothly! Went and built a small stand to hold the tank, lined with Kaowool and got all the cutouts nice and even. Then Disaster: Im not sure what I was thinking, maybe seeing the name "Meeko's Red Devil" so many times on this forum I somehow equated that as "use this stuff" rather than "avoid this stuff" I put about a 3/8" ish layer of the cement on the
  4. It’s taken a while, but my forge build is finally complete bar the IR reflective coating. Many thanks to all who gave advice. I started by building a naturally Aspirated ribbon burner on a 3/4” Frosty T-burner mixer. I built the frame for the castable from scrap wood and put shipping tape, the type used to tape boxes shut, on what would become the interior of the form before assembling it, punching holes in each crayon socket and coating it with Crisco (butter flavored, for the curious) before inserting the crayons. This combination worked like a dream as a release agent. I highly r
  5. Hello everyone! So we (me and my father) just tried to make one of Jarom Rush's Venturi burners (instructional video series) for our first forge (of Zoeller's design). However, I am having a few problems: 1. We couldn't find any 1 1/4" to 3/4" reducers, so we put an additional piece to decrease to the appropriate size. I assume that by deviating from the original design, we messed something up. 2. We have no adjustable PSI regulator. The one we tried to use seemed far too low for the torch to do anything; do I even need a PSI regulator? 3. When we light the flame, it doesn'
  6. Blacksmithing seemed like a fun new hobby to try so I'm trying to put an easy forge together with as few manly skills as possible. Here are some pictures of the forge. I used a popcorn can with two layers of 1" wool and a fire brick. The refractory cement is still to come. The torch is a weed burner I have which I'm thinking might be overkill for the size of the forge. I get about 3 feet of fire coming out the end of the forge. Any tips on fixing this. I drilled a few holes in the back of the torch for more oxygen. Contemplating opening up the back or adding a pipe for the burner. Thanks for a
  7. It has been a long time and a few head injuries since I had to do geometry, so please, be kind.. I just want to order my supplies and not find out I screwed up my calculations! i was given a stainless steel fire extinguisher from a commercial kitchen for use as a forge body. The base of the cylinder is 7" diameter, and the height is 20" (20.5" if you count the threaded part at the tapered end where trigger and output were formerly attached). if I wanted to line this tube with two inches of inswool, some rigidizer, and some ITC 100, how much inswool would I need to buy? I'd be buyi
  8. It's been a LONG time coming, but I finally scraped together enough time to make my forge and the cart for it! Please ignore most of the Sharpie markings, this was a huge learning process for me lol. The last image is a link to a video of it running; it's not great quality but I thought it was still pretty cool :) I'll try to take a better video next time! Link to the video (the forum wouldn't let me post it directly) If there are any improvements you can see, I would love to hear feedback! :)
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