jrassett Posted August 25, 2008 Share Posted August 25, 2008 Hello all, I m trying my first damascus, I used 7 ga. A36 and bandsaw steel. I got the billet cherry red and fluxed but by the end of the first weld I had a huge puddle of borax in the bottom of my gas forge (not good!). How much flux should I coat the billet with, and do I have to flux every welding heat or just the first one and every time I fold. Im using anhydrous borax and Im still seeing alot of flaws, is it the steel or is it me? I run the forge between 2300 and 2500 degrees for welding the low and high carbon, but I dont have a power hammer so all hammering is done by hand. Any tips? Thanks for your help. J Anderson R " Fools live to regret there words, wise men to regret there silence"- Will Henry Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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