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I tried another steel remelt last weekend using a short stack furnace. I think the results were a little better this time than last time, but the jury is still deliberating. This was done with 3 pounds of 4d cut nails, (1.5" long) using some of my pine charcoal. Here is the short stack furnace with the pre-heat burning. And running the melt At first I couldn't find anything in the furnace digging around with my tongs, so I let it cool down a bit and finally pulled something solid out of the very bottom. Here is the puck, blob thingy. This thing was incredibly hard to forge. I had to do most of it very carefully with the press. I cut it into two pieces and wound up with three short bars about 3/4" square. I might not get back to this for a while. We are planning on moving May 18th.