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What do I line my forge with ?


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  • 4 months later...

I have mine linned with 3 parts sand and 1 part portland cement if you are talking about a portable forge like the ones that say "clay before use".   I tried kitty litter but it didn't last long.  One or two forge sessions at the most and it started to crumble.


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I use a mixture of ashes, kitty litter, some refractory cement and water.

Mix it all to a thick paste, and let it dry over a couple of days. Then gently fire it to get the rest of the water out.

Works well for me, and is dirt cheap. Just keep in mind that the kitty litter will absorb a lot of water quickly, so mix everything first, and then add water. Otherwise mixing becomes very tiresome.

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