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Small Forge

Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by FORGE, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Here are some pictures of a small forge I just built. Just have to add the insulation and it will be ready to make some Mokume.
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  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I like the size and the handle's a great idea for portability.

    When you put the kaowool in, do you coat it or leave it alone?
     
  3. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    I am going to coat it with some 3000 deg F castable refractory to protect the wool and to also keep the fibers from flying around.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Thanks for the info.

    I just finished a new coffee can forge for heat-treating and I coated the wool with refractory cement, then wondered if I was being over-cautious.
    I've seen a number of forges lined with plain kaowool and I always worry about breathing in those fibres.
     
  5. BigUglyMan

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    Where do you get the cement Cal?
     
  6. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    I got it in Edmonton when I was there a couple of weeks ago. It is called Super 3000 made by Vesuvius.
    I have never used it before so this will be a good test. I was using Satinite and getting it from the US but it was to darn expensive.
    This stuff is already mixed and is good for 3000 Deg F. I just hope it will stand up to the Borax in my other forge.
     

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