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Thread: Best location for burner in forge?

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    Anther few reasons why I personally like the burner at the angle...

    1) where the flame is burning is where you have free oxygen and scale is typically worse in the flame,
    2) The cooler spot is nice to have to keep jobs you are not ready for. When making hammers I have one in full heat ready to come out and hit and one to the side keeping hot without fear of burning no matter how long I leave it there. For example if I get a drift stuck and have to mess about getting it out.
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    I think a smaller forge with direct flame would be great for forging alone, if you only had one forge going on an angle is great for heat treating as mentioned, you can get even heat on +-8inch of blade that way. Ive got mine on an angle and dont have not run into many issues about getting the steel hot, and those issues would not be solved by having direct heat. Any cold steel will suck the heat out of a forge, if you are heating large blocks of steel possibly only solution is more or bigger burners

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    Hi Corin,

    Thanks for your input. I don't have a preference given its my first gas forge (burner works great btw.) and hence my original question. I just need to get used to what flame is good for what. Gas is certainly a lot quicker than the charcoal for the small amount I do at a time.

    Turns out though people aren't so quick replying on this forum. Or just perhaps no quick enough to help out when needed.

    I will persist with the current set up and see if the points you raised are to my preference. If not, I have sufficient materials for another go at it. Thanks for you feedback.

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