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  1. Can anyone help I'm new to this and looking to buy a small gas powered forge that will smelt up to aluminium. Up to 2 kg and needs to tilt to pour. There are lots of sites showing how to make your own but for many reasons I don't have time so want to buy one. Natural gas preferred, Propane second choice, electric if the other 2 aren't available. I will also need a good exhaust hood system as the chimney goes up 2 floors. Any suggestions here? I'm also assuming I need a 10inch flue All help appreciated
  2. I finally found a container for my ceramic wool. (could only find aluminium stove pipe and chromed stainless steel tubing for awhile). And I wanted to share my progress, see what you think. The shell is an old flour bucket, 22 CM diameter 30 cm deep. I cut it lengthwise. On the inside I put 2 layers of 2.6 Cm ceramic wool (128 Kg/Cubic M), rigidezed, cured and then kiln washed (rigidizer/water, 75% zirconium silicate, 25% Kaolin clay) after air drying the kiln wash I fired up the forge. After that the inside had set and I applied another layer of the wash. For a floor I use a ceramic kiln shelf coated with the same wash. (which is 1 cm thick, I will replace it with 0.5 cm thick shelf) The burner is the 1/2 inch T burner that I built earlier. I wanted to go with a vaulted design but ended up with something between vaulted and oval because I needed to fit the 2 layers of wool all around. I am still playing around with the burner position, I put it a bit to far back but I should be able to aim it a bit forward still. The first 10 minutes the back 2/3 are even heat and the front a bit cooler. after about 20/30 minutes I can use the front to get to forging temp as well. Pop rivets are my new favorite fastener.
  3. Mike Romo

    Mike Romo Propane Forge

    Homemade propane forge constructed from condemned oxygen cylinder. Length is approx 11". Lined with one inch layers of kaowool x 2. Rebar legs and carry handle.

    © Mike Romo, 2013

  4. The smithy being small the forge table is small. So when I had longer bars than 2 feet or so, I had to hold them while they were heating. No more. This is simple and efficient. A view from the side : Here is a series of dimensions. The first one depends on the opening in the side of your table. The other dimensions are the ones I use. Here is a general view. It stores neatly on the side of my chimney :
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