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Old 07-15-2002, 08:08 AM
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building a forge...

didn't know where to post this, but came accross this webpage and it's a great little tutorial on building a propane miniforge.

I hadn't seen it before and the ditail looks really good.

http://www.reil1.net/minifor1.shtml


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Old 07-15-2002, 08:57 AM
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Martin,

Ron Reil's forge and burner design has been used tons in the knifeworking "community". It is a very popular design and Ron's page is a resource that everyone should bookmark.

If I ever get to a location where I would be able to pound steel that is exactly the type of forge that I'd put together.

Thanks for posting the link. There is always someone that needs good info like that.

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Old 07-15-2002, 09:54 AM
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Talking

LOL.

I might have guessed it was a *known* site, I've bookmarked it anyway, cos it looks like a design that is very portable. I was thinking I might be able to adapt something like that but using a lower powered plumbers torch, purely for heat treating rather than forging. I've got a brazing torch that is fairly powerful for what it is, I just need to figure a way to keep the heat in the steel a little better. The torch will take a piece of blade size steel to cherry red, without any kind of oven, but stops short of non-magnetic. I'm very tight on space and don't really have a shop as such and that design might be just the ticket for h/t.


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Martyn,

In the past there was a thread on a one brick forge that you could use with a torch for basic heat treating. You use a hollowed out soft fire brick. I have a printout of the drawing at home and will try to scan it in and post it later tonight.

I'm sure that won't cause any problem for you cause it seems that from the times that you post you don't sleep very much. Are you on of those Einstein kinda guys the only needs the occasional cat nap?

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Old 07-15-2002, 10:49 AM
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LOL - I work erratic shifts Bob and generally only sleep about 4-5 hours/day. On my days off, I find it difficult to reset my body clock to normal hours. As a result, I end up awake at bizzarre times.

Thanks for the scan, I'd appreciate it. I looked on the tutorials at the adobe forge, but the pics seem to be down.


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Martyn, you can always look at my weird little Lively forge here http://www.vikingdesign.co.uk/technique.html for inspiration. Please excuse the pictures taken with my 6x4 pixel digital camera

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Old 07-15-2002, 01:40 PM
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One Brick Forge

Martyn,

I finally found the thread originally posted by Gene Osborne.

NWBA Forge Diagram

Very Simple to make and operate.

Be sure to get the soft fire brick. Much easier to drill through.

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Old 07-15-2002, 01:47 PM
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Ahh, thought I'd seen all the pages on your site Roger, that must be new. How'd it turn out? Did you get it hot enough? The resourcefulness of you neo-tribal chappies amazes me

I prefer propane though, cleaner and quicker, I already have a torch, so I I can jerry rig some kind of pipe or brick forge, I'll be away


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Old 07-15-2002, 01:51 PM
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Re: One Brick Forge

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Martyn,

I finally found the thread originally posted by Gene Osborne.

NWBA Forge Diagram

Very Simple to make and operate.

Be sure to get the soft fire brick. Much easier to drill through.

Bob Sigmon
Thankyou very much indeed Bob (image saved to HDD), that's just the kind of thing I was looking for. Cheap cheerful and ready to go - perfect. Now, all I need to do is get some of that refactory brick


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Exactly!

Brick should be available locally even on that side of the pond. Y'all have been controlling fire longer than we have.

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