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I've collected a few pieces of old wrought iron and would liketo try forge welding them.

There's a small amount of rust on them as they have been sitting out inthe open for years. Do I need to do anything more than wire brush off the loose rust before welding welding. ?


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you just need to get it hot, very hot! it should self flux, but a bit of borax wont hurt.

you can wire brush the iron to get the flakey off the outside. There is a chance the corrosion has got "into" the iron (its a very fiberous structure) in which case it will probably crumble under the hammer!

have fun, its a lovely material to forge.

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