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  1. I think you're talking about forge welding a pattern welded billet- aka damascus. I'm gonna go out on a limb, and say not very likely with that John. Not trying to be rude... As that was my goal for some time (damascus), I started with ceramic wool and a large area forge with a 2" dual forced air burner... I could not get forge welding temperatures no matter what I tried. There's a good reason, like jerrod mentioned... that things are done a certain way. They work. I get the cancer remark- which is why I "preach" about having the woo
  2. You know whats its adjustable to? You want a 0-30 psi regulator for forge use generally. I use a forced air burner, runs normally around 6psi or so. But to forge weld, I open it up to 10 or 12 psi.
  3. Two things I can think of right off the bat other than the brick- I ran a brick for a floor for a long time- but mine was half that thick. It took ten or more minutes... but I'd have that brick glowing orange/yellow. Try a coating in your forge. Itc is an IR coat thats rated to 5,000 °. It reflects heat back into your forge. Its a little pricey- but it'll help. I just re-lined my forge with last coat of this today.... Second- whats your regulator running at? You're getting a blue steady flame coming out in one of your pics. Venturi burner, or forced air? You might not
  4. Spent the day yesterday with a headache... but got some more refractory in the forge. Now, just the ITC flame face to go. But today I went out and got to work on cleaning up my mess I've made the last few months. Made the scrap metal guy happy... quit holding onto some junk i had piled up.
  5. Unfortunately- Nothing more than hearing it multiple times from older smiths- in person and online.
  6. The old saying is- "forge to a nickle, grind to a dime" Meaning your edge should be around the thickness of a nickle off the anvil, ground to a minimum of a dime thickness before heat treating.
  7. I just got my second pattern weld to stick... So, I get it! And I think it came out awesome, good deal man. Waiting to see what the blade looks like when done.
  8. Just a note Derrick- ive seen a few forges sold that come with ceramic wool thats rigidized... but they don't coat it with refractory. If the ceramic wool in your forge is not completely coated with refractory yet- don't use it. It'll work- you can get steel hot. But the open ceramic fibers will eventually kill you with repeated use.
  9. Semper fi marine! Welcome aboard.
  10. Decent profile... Long enough tang to work into whatever you want.... Hands dirty from doing the work yourself.... Only criticism I have- it ain't done yet?
  11. I made one with just a oxy acetylene torch once. I had made a cattle brand from scratch for a friend. Just heated it slowly, little at a time and free hand shaped it as I went.
  12. I got mine from amazon- 0-30 psi with a 12ft stainless braided wrapped hose. Works well for me.
  13. Well done! Thats a pretty cool family piece. Now- your grandkids may have a chance at their turn.
  14. Did some stock removal toys for a friend who likes a certain dc character.
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