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Old 07-25-2002, 09:20 PM
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I HAD SOME TIME TODAY TO PLAY WITH FORGE IDEALS.
I'M BUILDING IT ON MY FAB TABLE.I DECIDED TO HAVE A SQUARE
SHAPE MAYBE 8 INCHES DEEP SINCE I DON'T MAKE SWORDS.
I FOUND THIS WHILE SURFING


http://www.jamesriser.com/Machinery/...paneForge.html

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Old 07-25-2002, 09:42 PM
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I have seen that before and it will work fine. However, do you want it so you can take it down or will you want it permenent? Unfortunately, you can bump that and it will come apart. Something to think about. Maybe you could wrap it with some metal to hold it all together.

It will definately do the trick though.


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Old 07-25-2002, 11:35 PM
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YEAH, I HAVE A HEAVY GAUGE ALUMINIM BOX WITH A DOOR.
WIFE BOUGHT IT FOR$.50CENTS. ALL I NEED IS SOME KOA-WOOL
I HAVE EVERY THING ELSE FOR IT . OR I COULD USE GUNITE.

THANKS FOR THE INPUT BOB , MAYBE SOMEBODY ELSE CAN USE
THE INFO ALSO.


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Old 07-26-2002, 12:40 AM
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you might consider a sheet steel box, aluminum melts at around 1000degrees F. Even with a steel container, the edges get real thin from the heat.

Yeah Bob that looks too fragile, in the Pacific NW in the earlier days many folks used common fire brick held together with wire, sheet steel and whatever, they worked great, had a nice thermal mass unlike kao-wool didn't sluff off particulates. now a variety of forges are used, my personal choice is castable refractory in round cylindrical shape, 5" ID, 8"Od contained in a piece of blue stovepipe about 12" long, has about 1 1/2" walls, thicker would be better, been using the same forge for 3 years, my guess it has a nother 3 years left in it. i don't forge weld in this, flux cruds up the castable.


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Old 07-26-2002, 04:44 PM
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About how long would that tank of fuel last?
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Old 07-26-2002, 05:11 PM
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fuel consumption will be based on orifice size and # of burners.no way I know to answer that one. My friend the achectectrual smith uses a 100 lb. propane bottle every two days or so on his three burner forge.

Here is the mother lode of gas forge design www.reil1.net


This was listed as an armorers forge over on anvilfire.

That would kinda take care of the occasionaly big pieces.

I saw another similar that was made from the top of a propane tank and the castable bottom was in a drum, the top was elevated on a srcew, pretty nifty idea.




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Old 07-26-2002, 05:15 PM
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Using a standard barbecue tank, about 4.5 gallons of propane lasts about 5-8 hours, that is a guesstimate, never actually timed it.


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