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The pit is sill full of charcoal, rain is coming our way...I would like to exit the iron making process by using up all remnants of ore and charcoal. If the rain is robust. I may give steel making a shot. Making steel is a bit trickier than cast iron as steel making requires slag management. 
 

 

 

This run is not to be due to other priorities.

 

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I had the opportunity to forge out some steel recently made…indirectly related to the topic here.             

This post probably should go to "Pit Charcoal" as the bloom was made with my charcoal a few days ago.. I was shooting for cast iron and have a good supply from the first two runs. The third run is too

I have spent a lot of time experimenting with various  ingot carbon content and still want to do two more tests before my temporary crucible furnace is demolished. I find all this very exiting as it c

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I found this article the other day, and this seemed to be the most appropriate thread in which to put it, as it is about Konasamudram. The short version is, in 2018 a guy found 60 ingots and a bunch of crucible fragments. 

 

 

A_journey_of_over_200_years_early_studie.pdf

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On 12/8/2021 at 6:11 PM, Alan Longmire said:

I found this article the other day, and this seemed to be the most appropriate thread in which to put it, as it is about Konasamudram. The short version is, in 2018 a guy found 60 ingots and a bunch of crucible fragments. 

 

 

A_journey_of_over_200_years_early_studie.pdf 1.85 MB · 6 downloads

So is KeAi related to Covid?

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Unless I did not see the complete article above ...I would love to have seen some data on the microstructure and the composition of those ingots. This topic is very much alive for me. I am currently melting with a taller crucible the flatter lens crucibles are on the way. I will post some pictures as soon as this computer allows me to.

 

Below are some recent microstructures, using a narrower taller crucible

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I had the opportunity to forge out some steel recently made…indirectly related to the topic here. 

 

 

 

 

18 minutes ago, Jan Ysselstein said:

I had the opportunity to forge out some steel recently made…indirectly related to the topic here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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