firefarm39 Posted May 3, 2010 Share Posted May 3, 2010 Well, I saw a demo of a vertical forge being used to weld a billet and decided I needed one! I had an old (my first) forge that really was over-size for what I do, but it looks like it might work really well if I just set it on end. This will be a blown propane forge. My plan is to use a couple of pieces of 3"X3" angle iron welded vertically to trap the cylinder but allow it to be lifted up to service the forge, such as re-lining, cleaning out the bottom, etc. The forge was made from the top and bottom sections of a 100 lb propane tank. The pedestal is a cracked rim from a hay wagon, an old worn out disc blade, a piece of pipe and an old bit of 1/4 inch diamond plate. I am wondering a couple of things. First, how large should the openings be into the forge. I have a piece of 4" square tube and a piece of 3". Are those large enough to fit billets for pattern welding? Also, any advice regarding the size of pipe for the air blast? I was thinking 2", then reducing down to 1" to enter the forge. Any input advise and constructive criticism is welcome! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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