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Gage M.

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    Guns, knives, bows, taxidermy, huntin, fishin, machining, and a bunch of other stuff that I can't decide on making a living out of.

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  1. Gage M.

    New Forge Problems

    Okay, I finally got it fabricated, insulated, and put together. It's made from a 30# propane tank, 16" long, 12" in diameter, and lined with 2" thick kaowool coated with satanite and ITC100. It's got three 3/4" burners spaced 5" apart from centers. The gas goes in through 0.030" mig tips. I used bell reducers for the nozzles. So I fired it up for the first time and noticed several things. It shoots flames out both ends significantly, like about a foot high. I can only run the center burner without flames just blowing out both ends. Second issue is that when I try to run the burners hotter, they start spitting and sputtering and the flame goes on and off. Any suggestions on how to fix these issues would be very helpful. Thanks guys.
  2. Gage M.

    File Knife

    Much appreciated guys! And I've been making knives for about 5 years now. I started off with just stock removal of old tools and stuff and then I started into blacksmithing and of course I'm sure you know the rest.
  3. Gage M.

    Propane burner nozzle (flame holder)

    Awesome, just what I needed to know. Thanks a bunch!
  4. Gage M.

    File Knife

    My latest (finished) blade.
  5. On the Venturi burner I'm building, what can be used as the nozzle? I understand that it's important to have a larger opening than the burner pipe to sustain a flame. And I've seen a lot of purpose-made burner nozzles and ones that have been machined for that, but what else can be used? Cast steel bell-reducer? Black pipe coupler? Has anyone else used something along those lines?
  6. Gage M.

    Gas Forge Design

    Wow, brass fittings are so much more expensive than I thought. That being said, I got all the plumbing tonight as far as getting the gas from the tank go inside the burner. I've decided to go with just two burners right now.
  7. Gage M.

    Gas Forge Design

    Thanks ya'll, I really appreciate your help, I just figured out that I needed to view this page on the web version to see the button to add pictures. On the mobile version it doesn't show it. Anyway, here it is. Let me know what ya think.
  8. Gage M.

    Gas Forge Design

    Hey everyone. I'm new to this forum and I found myself visiting it so much looking for stuff that I decided to just go ahead and join. Anyway, my name's Gage and I've been making knives for about 5 years now. All the work I've done is with a coal forge, and I'm sure you know, isn't the most convenient thing, especially without ducting the smoke. So I've decided it's time to make.a gas forge. I drew up some burner plans and made a rough diagram of the components of it and the plumbing. I have a picture of it but I'm not sure if/ how I can post it with this topic. I'm really excited to get this thing together. So any help that anyone has to offer on how/where to post things or anything else for that matter is greatly appreciated.
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