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About ZachW

  • Birthday 04/06/1993

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    Anchorage Alaska
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    Bladesmithing, LoL, WoW, Diablo, Elder Scrolls, D&D, Fantasy books.
  1. The attached picture is of my propane tank and the torch I have purchased. The system I am running is a forced air (hair dryer) forge. I have tested it out and it seems to work fine, I just want better efficiency so I can work longer. What I would like to know is what do i need as far as regulators go? Do I need a high pressure reg? Or a low pressure reg? I found a webpage from Don Fogg talking about the setup he recommends, using a high pressure reg at the tank and a low pressure reg with a needle valve and shut off close to the forge. Do I really need the low pressure reg? Or is it a preference thing? I'm almost positive that the torch itself is equipped with a needle valve and shut off so i don't need those. Also a general explanation of high vs low pressure as it relates to propane and forging would be nice as well (in lay terms, as some of the resources I have checked went over my head) Any and all help is appreciated!
  2. Thanks everyone for the ideas. I'm going to think long and hard about the way I want to go about this, but Doug your probably right, I might just break down and build a fire brick gas forge. I'll post pics when I get it figured out. Thanks All
  3. I am a beginner blade smith and have created my own forge in my welding class (just graduated high school). My question is: Based on the pictures will it do the job, and if not what kind of modifications do i need to do to try and make it work better. I have fired it 2 times to try and find the hot spot, once using kingsford charcoal and the second was with some coal i scrounged out of a failed batch that i tried to make myself Thank You.
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