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I've been gathering information and parts to build a propane forge. Assuming the following- relatively small size, single burner, suitable for a beginner, non blower. That being said I have the following questions- many of the forge designs feature cylindrical chambers, freon can, pipe etc. Does the cylindrical shape improve or contribute to evenness of heat? For beginning folks is there some rough size that would be best? Would a flat floor w/curved cover or top work ok? Thanks in advance

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The curved shape makes it easy to keep the insulation in---it holds itself up over the top. if you had a flat top you would have to use expensive rigid insulation of find a way to "pin" it to the roof of the forge.

Having a curve that promotes a "swirl" effect does help you get more even temperatures too.


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