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#1 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:08:08 AM(UTC)
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I have decided to commit to this new hobby.
Enough that I ordered a 150K degree forge burner & build two new Forges.
First being a Fire Brick forge and later when I replace my shop air compressor, a welded steel & Ceramic wool forge.
I have 12"x 48" of 8# ceramic wool insulation already but have decided to build a smaller Fire Brick forge as I want to build a twin burner setup for the larger one.
I have 3,000degree refractory ordered from Amazon but this 2,000degree mini tub will help seal my little can forge until the new one is built & sealer is cured.


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#2 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:09:16 AM(UTC)
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The brick type I'll be using on my next forge is Straight Hard Fire Brick - 9.0"x4.5"x2.5"
Rated to 3000°F.

I went with a stainless Mini Mongo burner with a .025 jet.
30psi regulator & gauged hose.






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#3 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:51:23 PM(UTC)
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Test fired the new Mongo burner today.
Amazing the difference.
This thing really runs nice after a little tuning.
Like a mini F16








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#4 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:31:20 PM(UTC)
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Nice!!! My buddy and I started on an old open top coal forge. Been making knives and spears all summer. JUST now got a propane forge a month ago.
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I don't own any guns anymore

Currently accepting donations for one!
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#5 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:21:00 PM(UTC)
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Dry fitted the forge and cut the metal for the frame.












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#6 Posted : Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:22:59 PM(UTC)
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Welding up the frame for my forge.









Tacking things together









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#7 Posted : Sunday, September 24, 2017 5:48:58 AM(UTC)
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Nice, Thanks for posting.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:13:05 PM(UTC)
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Drilling & Tapping time for the burner holder













Ready for welding


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#9 Posted : Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:14:51 PM(UTC)
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Forge is done.
But I have a longer stainless hose that will get the tank on the floor !
Burner test is next.






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#10 Posted : Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:40:47 PM(UTC)
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It's alive !
Making a couple bottle openers for practice.





















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#11 Posted : Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:33:11 PM(UTC)
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Ties in well with the Octoberfest theme in the other thread.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:31:01 PM(UTC)
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Awesome! I've been watching the competition show about knife forgers lately, can't remember the name for the life of me, but it's been seriously interesting! Good luck on your new hobby!
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#13 Posted : Friday, September 29, 2017 7:50:24 PM(UTC)
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Finished off my first two bottle openers .
Gun blues them of course !!









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#15 Posted : Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:51:26 PM(UTC)
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You have a very nice shop set up Grumpy
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