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Old 12-08-2019, 01:10 PM
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Default Forge build...

Been a long time to getting one built...
Havent been able to fully get one on the go as of late... but the last while Ive been really itching to do so.. So I did...

BY the Nine, Atom and
The all mighty Hephaestus....


IT WILL FORGE.....
You kinda have to think of it in the Doug Marcaida voice...

So I got a few things off of the Amazon, Finalized on a design from a few out there, and I cobbled together a "Frosty" T-style burner out of plumbing bits. 30# regulator, a 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" x 3/4" T fitting, Ball valve, Mig tips, A couple of other piping bits... IT goes pretty good..

A couple of boxes of fire brick splits and some bed rail, made up the forge body itself.
I just had to notch the top brick to allow the inlet of the burner...
Still trying to dial it in... Changed the mig tip to a .023 from a .035... But also have a ..030 to try later.
In the pics, its just burning off some of the paint on the bed rail, so it looks smokey... Its a fairly good burn, But im still tweaking it...

I started on a bottoming inlet chisel, for my Golok matchete sheath, and a set of tongs for general stuff, and another in the works for rail spikes...

For the chisel, the steel came from a roller bed from the old saw we had scrapped, at my old work. The rods were the shafts in the tube rollers. 1/2"
Im not too sure of what it is, but it is higher carbon steel, They show the right grind sparks and will harden... I had already made a chisel for slag/spatter chipping at my old shop. It seemed to hold up well...
I roughed out the blank and Im about to do the grinding before final hardening...
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