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So I’m new to the smithing world been doing lots of research and what not way before I started to try forging. Now I have made a pretty good forge hits a grate gorging temp can bring it down to a good heat treat temp. But I just can’t seem to hit that welding temp I need to try and make damascus for some reason. Forge is 18” long and 5” x 5” wide tall in the forge. Using a forced air system I have refined a few time it is all 1 1/2 pipe with 2 to 1 1/2 to 2” reducer fittings with a star pattern in them with 7/32 in the center 5/32 on the first loop and then 1/8 on the outside loop all holes are spaced 1/2 apart from center and I drilled them at a 10* angle on the first and second loops center is flat drilled. Using 2 20lds propane tanks for each burner with a 0-30 psi adjustable fuel pressure. Have to gate valves for the 2 tubes from the forge to the first 90 is 6” then 12” to the next 90 where I have my propane feeds at facing into the wind and then 12” to the blowers. Each blower is around 200-250 cfm. If anyone has something set up like this that can hit a welding temp would love to hear from you. Like I stated before I can make a great forging and heat treat temp just can’t seem to hit a welding temp to save my life for some reason any help I can get would be much appreciated thank you