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    Quote Originally Posted by BSG View Post
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    Is there a forge in that pic. Looks like a pile of building materials Nice anvil though. I want one but the ASO's on Evilbay are overpriced.

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    The shelf is for the door to sit on. I plan on using a firebrick for the door, the only problem is they are so soft that they almost fall apart in your hand. I plan on welding up a 5 sided box out of 3mm steel to protect it. It's hard to get a brick to sit flat against the rounded end of the gas bottle so I had the idea of welding the "door" frame for it to sit against.
    I'm yet to discuss the burner heating issues with Corin for the longer forge, he's a little busy with G10 and steel at the moment. And I've already bugged him enough for this week. He keeps telling me "It's just a forge, stop over thinking it"
    But my thought are, weld the nozzle in at 30 and the also move it from the middle to further away from the door. And then aim it slightly towards the door end. Does this make sense??
    I'm hoping that this will cause the heat to spiral down the length of the forge, giving even heat.
    If that doesn't work I'll just have to use two burners.
    Anybody have any experience with this??
    that's an interesting idea; and will be interesting to see how it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSG View Post
    Splinters041
    Is there a forge in that pic. Looks like a pile of building materials Nice anvil though. I want one but the ASO's on Evilbay are overpriced.

    ndp_2010
    The shelf is for the door to sit on. I plan on using a firebrick for the door, the only problem is they are so soft that they almost fall apart in your hand. I plan on welding up a 5 sided box out of 3mm steel to protect it. It's hard to get a brick to sit flat against the rounded end of the gas bottle so I had the idea of welding the "door" frame for it to sit against.
    I'm yet to discuss the burner heating issues with Corin for the longer forge, he's a little busy with G10 and steel at the moment. And I've already bugged him enough for this week. He keeps telling me "It's just a forge, stop over thinking it"
    But my thought are, weld the nozzle in at 30 and the also move it from the middle to further away from the door. And then aim it slightly towards the door end. Does this make sense??
    I'm hoping that this will cause the heat to spiral down the length of the forge, giving even heat.
    If that doesn't work I'll just have to use two burners.
    Anybody have any experience with this??
    I said it was rough, two large primus burners fit in the right side of that pile of building materials, can't forge weld with it but good enough for doing carbon steel hardening and light forging, I just need some one else to swing the hammer, so their won't be much forging going on anymore. If I ever get my pneumatic hammer finished, I will probably build a decent forge then, maybe. LOL As for anvils I've got 4 of them.

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    just out of curiosity how much did you pay for a roll of the isowool? Also did you get any mortar or similar to make the floor? Just asking because my forge may need to get redone soon due to it being abused with borax and other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by splinters041 View Post
    As for anvils I've got 4 of them.
    You have 4!?! Wow. I'm jealous. Haha. I'm still yet to find one I can afford. Haha


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    I'm looking at building my own forge, did you end up doing the math on how many burners for your forge? I was considering making a two burner forge for welding aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by splinters041 View Post
    As for anvils I've got 4 of them.
    Now your just bragging, remember it's not how BIG your anvil it's what you do with it.
    After seeing whats available and the cost I'm looking at building a post anvil.
    4140 group buy anyone????

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    I got a roll of 160kg isowool (the same stuff Corin used in his forge building vid) 1lt of rigidizer,4x white refractory bricks(23's) and a 25kg bag of some sort of castable mortar. I just told them what I was building and they said here use this mortar it's the one that jack hammers bounce off. Don't know exactly what grade it is.
    If you are just relining your forge I'd contact mattm82 he sells the kits to do it and it will be cheaper than buying the quantities I did.

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    I haven't done any maths yet and to be honest wouldn't know where to start. I'm going to use the scientific tried and trusted method to work out wether I'll need one or two burners.

    I'll ask Corin.

    From what I've seen and read and conversations with Corin I have no doubt the 1" burner Gameco sells will do the job it's just a matter of placement so that the forge heats up evenly.
    I plan on using the 1" burner in the smaller 9kg forge for welding. So when the flux eats out the floor being smaller it will be easier and cheaper to reline it. And use the bigger forge with the same 1" burner for H/T larger knives/machettes and Zombie head removal edged tools. I'll just swap the burner to which ever forge I'm using at the time.
    Has anyone tried to use a porcelain tile on top of the castable floor as a throw away protective layer??
    Brett

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    I only really ever use one of them,the others are what I call in the bank.
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    I don't know if this will help at all, but my furnace is about 20 inch long and runs three burners. No problems with uneven heating and does the job in quick time, to me it seems that while you're building it take a bit more time and stick in an extra one. Good luck.

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    I got the 18kg Gas bottle today. without the collar and base it's around 650mm long. I'll probably cut a band 100mm wide out of the body, so when you take into account the 50mm isowool in the ends it will bring the internal length down to 450mm or 17".
    That should be long enough for anything I want to do.
    But then again I might just leave it full length and be able to H/T 21" long blades.
    More photo's tomorrow
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    I recon use the whole length with 2-3 burners


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