Hawgdirt Posted February 9, 2017 Share Posted February 9, 2017 I've been bouncing back and forth between solid and gas and have decided to go with solid. Then it was between the box of dirt and 55 forge. Well I've decided on the 55 forge but had a few questions. 1. The images look like the tuyere is blowing on the fire, is this how it's supposed to work or should it be buried in the coal. 2. It also looks like before you start forging anything you need to build up a layer of ash almost to the tuyere, am I correct in this assumption? 3. Can you forge weld or make Damascus as this is what I hope to get to one day. I had a general question about learning this trade also. I was considering taking a 2 week class at a tech school for $1000. Is that necessary or will I be able to learn just as well by hammering metal on my own? Really excited to get started, been working on my shop for over a year and almost done, hopefully I'll be hammering soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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