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Greetings all, first timer here so still learning how to navigate the forums and loving every minute of it. Spent years planning to get my own shop running and wife finally kicked me in the rear to get on it before the second rugrat gets here. Recently scored an old 100 lb. tank from a home remodel I'm helping with and as I was planning where to cut into this thing i decided to see if it had any leftover pressure. I opened the valve all the way but nothing came out, tank wasn't heavy or indicating any liquid might be left inside, so i went inside for a quick lunch. Came outside and heard a qui
Hi I'm building a forge that will be 8"dia x 14" long. Just wanted to get some opinions and feedback on the burner setup. Right now I have a vertical forge with venturi burner, plan to move to forced air once I get a blower. For the small horizontal forge I'm building I plan to line with 2" Inswool, 1/2" Kast-o-Lite 30 refractory. That means chamber is approx. 5.5" dia x 14" long (was thinking of just using firebrick as the front and rear doors). Will not be welding with this forge, only forging blades for now. So my question is, since this is 14" long, should I: A.) use two vent
Hi i just decided to enter this knife and blade making hobby and haven't even build my first knife yet. First of all i want to build my workshop and get everything ready from hammers, anvils, tongs, mills, etc But i am still a college student, so the budget can't get high enough to buy everything new. So, i am thinking about building some of it my own as it would be cheaper, and the first thing is making a forge. Because of the fact that every process needs a certain type of different forge, I'm thinking about making one that is multi purpose, portable, and transformable into specific