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  1. Thank you! most help i've received so far. I've been needing someone to tell me other cheaper options instead of telling me to drop a ton of money on a very new hobby. i was going to originally build a charcoal forge but didn't want to deal with lighting it multiple times for normalizing processes. if this mini forge doesn't work i will just go to charcoal and take apart the mini forge for future larger forges. Again, thank you!
  2. OK, but i don't think you understand. My mom has already bought this. Before i use it and void being able to return it i wanted to ask people if it will function. I don't care how efficient it is i just care if it will work. I don't need to forge with it i just need it to get hot enough to heat treat. I've given up on making a forge until i'm more experienced and i have this forge right in front of me. So i don't want to know if there are better options, i just want to know, will this function?
  3. i've attempted two forges. A plaster of paris and sand one which i learned half way through doesn't work and a two brick forge which i was able to get half the knife up to non magnetic but not the other half. My mom got tired and just bought me this. eventually i will build an ammo can forge with a t burner and hard firebrick instead of soft firebrick bc i can get it much easier and cheaper.
  4. just got this sarqit forge for christmas and it is coming some time in january. any idea if it will be adequate for heat treating? im worried about placement of the burn hole and the lack of a cylindrical interior. the chamber is 3 inch by 1 1/8 inch by 9 inch. i will either be using a propane t burner or a bernzomatic propane torch.
  5. just got this sarqit forge for christmas and it is coming some time in january. any idea if it will be adequate for heat treating? im worried about placement of the burn hole and the lack of a cylindrical interior. the chamber is 3 inch by 1 1/8 inch by 9 inch. i will either be using a propane t burner or a bernzomatic propane torch.
  6. Thank you to everyone who has helped me this far. i've given up on the two brick forge and am going to try one last design. can 2,700 degree rated regular firebrick that you get from home depot be used in a traditional forge design with a burner coming down from the top. like this.
  7. Im following alan longmires previous instructions. also i tried angling it like in your diagram and it still isn't working.
  8. It appears to be working even worse. What did i do wrong?
  9. Ok, do you have any suggestions for plugging the holes i've already made? Also do i need a hotter burner or will the bernzomatic torches work?
  10. i Have tried with just one burner and wasn't able to get any part of the knife up to non magnetic.
  11. I need help with this two brick forge i made following instructions from the youtube channel outdoors55. With two burners going at once i was able to get half the knife up to non magnetic. However, just to get half the knife up to non magnetic i had to let it sit for 20 minutes and then move it back and forth. I kept at this method for almost 40 minutes and then gave up because i could not get it non magnetic throughout the entire blade. Btw i was using 1084 steel and attempting to normalize twice then quench. This is my second failed attempt at a forge so help would be very much appreciated.
  12. Cool, thanks! do you think a bernzomatic propane torch would work. i'm up to building a burner but don't want to spend money building one till i know if i like knifemaking. Thanks for the help on this post and my 2 other recent posts!
  13. I have heard different opinions and want to hear from ppl on here.
  14. Thanks everyone! Do you think a bernzomatic propane torch will be sufficient for a chamber 2-3 inches in diameter?
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