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  1. About the handle. I agree, it doesn't quite look right but by no means bad. I think it's really great work. I might consider 2 things. 1; sand down the dark area to bring out a little more white and lessen the sharp contrast. 2; Carve something into the bone in the dark area as to have it framed by the high contrasting surrounding dark part.
  2. Thanks for the advice! From my research, the venturi burners need about a 7 to 1 vent. By my math, i'm good when running 1 burner but the point you made has me thinking that the vent on the back chamber should be as big if not bigger than the front when running both. I'll probably also have to do some tuning when I switch between single and double burner. I'll try the half circles, if I'm not getting the correct air flow, I'll cut them out to rectangles and just expand from there if necessary. I fear that if I start out too big, i might miss out on a nice butter zone in tuning.
  3. Thanks Geoff. The thing I like about my design is, because I plan on doing this full time, I like that once the forge is heated, I can reduce the fuel to a more sustaining consistent radiant heat. And personally, I do not like the vertical forges. I'm making venturi burners. Most of the research I've found shows that about 400 cubic inches is in a good area per burner. One could go much higher but lose some fuel efficiency, I imagine.As far as the space, I do worry that it's a little wide. I might consider maybe 7x7x17 @ 833 cubic inches, but I wanted the width to be able to work multiple piec
  4. I plan on building my tempering oven out of ceramic board, electric heating elements and an electronic control board to regulate the temp. I wont be able to program it but I can baby sit and time it. The temp will be accurate and controllable. The floor is 8 inches x 17 inches. When divided into single burner mode, it will be 8 x 8 inches.6 tall with the burner centered in the middle of that space. Is the cast floor still not good?
  5. So I decided to be a bladesmith. The first thing that I find to be important is having the right equipment. I wont argue that amazing works can be made with a file, but I'm lazy. Over the coming months, I'll be building my own forge, 25 ton forge press, 2x72 belt grinder, tempering oven, tool cabinet, and probably some other stuff along the way. I'm very tempted to start with the belt grinder and tempering over. I could pretty much make a ton of good knifes with just that, I imagine. But I digress, project 1; Propane Forge! I've done a ton of research and learned a few things. Things I
  6. Today I planned the design of my forge. I decided on a double venturi burner forge with an internal area of 800 sq inches. There will be a removable 1 inch spaces in the middle for when I only need 1 burner. I imagine that will be 95% of the time. The internal dimensions are 8" Wide x 6" High x 17" Long. The estimated total build cost with burners and everything is about 500.

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      I'll be using 2 inches of ceramic wool on the walls and ceiling. On top of that will be high temp refractory. The floor will be high temp fire brick and casted refractory. The burners will run off of one 100lb tank with the ability to use one, the other, or both burners at controllable pressures. I will be making the venturi burners also. The exterior will be .03 sheet steel welded to a frame made of corner steel.

  7. Joining this forum because I'm building my own shop. I recently moved to house with a detached 900 sqft workshop. Most of what I'm doing for the next month is just planning. I'm not wealthy so I intend to build almost everything you can imagine building, myself.

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