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Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by donnymac250, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. donnymac250

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    >this is my new forge and venturi burner .10" wide pipe and 1/2 wall thickness , 14" long . it has two full doors on both ends , front main door is hinged for easy access and main back door held on with set screws . it also has 2 smaller doors on each end to pass longer blades through,.also has a removable work rest that slides off and on .
     
  2. donnymac250

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  3. Foster J

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    It looks really cool...I mean hot. I'm sure it'll work as good as it looks.
     
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  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Don, almost too pretty to use! Did you make this? It's a beauty!
     
  5. donnymac250

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    i made the burner , with my plans and ideas for forge ,got the steel cut to size and plasma cut the the other parts all at work on our plasma burn table. as i work at a steel distributor. but got a friend to weld it as i dont weld yet.thanks guys
     
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    That looks awesome. Can't wait to see how it works out for you and what you make with it.
     
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  7. Tony Manifold

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    Nice forge but this is what I saw. How about you hook some brothers up? :)
     
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  8. donnymac250

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    the only thing we dont have is high carbon steel . that sucks that we only go as high as 1045 cold roll steel, i wish they supplied blade steel , but no such luck .i have to buy that kind of steel like the rest of you .
     
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    You could always use the 1045 for ax bodies, I've read that a lot of people do that, then just add a higher carbon cutting edge. Anyway your forge looks awesome, just looks like you need to get it insulated and fired up!
    Joel
     
  10. donnymac250

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    thanks , yea thats my next step the insulation. my old paint can forge still works awesome for smaller knifes still . so im in no rush .
     
  11. BigUglyMan

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    That's a beauty. And the design lends itself nicely to scaling up for bigger projects. Good job.
     
  12. donnymac250

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    thanks again guys , although ray rogers thinks it may be to big for my burner i have made .
     
  13. Jim T

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    One way to find out....light 'er up and stick some steel in! - Jim T
     
  14. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    The one thing I see by looking at it besides it looking great is where the burner tube is positioned. Looks almost dead center. Would a higher angle not have proven better. Allowing for some swirling of the flame and not creating a potential hot spot. I know it's hard to avoid altogether unless the flame is above it below the work. Like in a vertical forge.
     
  15. donnymac250

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    the pipe is in the center , but it has a 10 deg angle upward and a 10 deg angle facing forward .
     
  16. Rob W

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    converted mine to forced air today , 1800F in under 10 minutes from cold.........tomorrow a 1/2 hour soak and pyro for temps

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  17. donnymac250

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    i may have to change mine over as well , not sure if burner is strong enough . gonna head over to the west side today to get my insulation , on my way while doing a few steel drops going into penticton. dont got cement yet . need to find a place that sells satinite around here .gonna try it today just to see how it works anyhow.
     
  18. donnymac250

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    well set up new forge today new burner blows hard . had to turn down the regulator way down . heats a file so fast to almost yellow .need to find a temp reader to test inside temps . my only concern is that the outside of it gets pretty hot . got 3 layers of 1" insulation in it .im sure with the pipe being 1/2 wall thickness does not help with the outer wall heat .
     
  19. dancom

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    "Almost yellow" must be getting close to 1000°C. As you painted the outside with high-heat paint... I think you'll be fine. Just keep the combustibles and meltables away. I set a digital thermometer on top of my electric kiln and forgot about it. A while later it was melting and the electronics had stopped working. So that tells me to keep my paws off it when it's roasting inside.
     

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