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Finished Vertical Forge !


Jake Reese
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Hi just wanted to post my completed vertical forge. Love it except I would like to convert to blown air burner (need blower).

 

Only thing I do not like is the way I sealed off top of forge chamber. I coated a piece of Inswool with Satanite and laid on top (it's under that metal lid). Now it's stuck on there and have no way of getting into the forge chamber for maintenance, dropped parts, etc.

 

My fix for this is maybe a 1 sq ft piece of Duraboard cut into a circle to "plug" the forge chamber. OR since I plan to buy some Kast-o-Lite 30 soon, I may just make a casted circle mold to block the top of chamber. Duraboard is pricey so I'm leaning toward the later option.

 

Anyway just wanted to post a pic. Feedback and/or tips are welcome. Thanks everyone!

 

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You could also just try the Inswool again, just make sure you cure the coating before putting it on the forge. A quick pass with a hand torch should do the trick (it does for me).

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Nice job but I would build a permanent stand for it! I can foresee a bump and the whole thing coming of the milk can and that could be a big problem, especially if it is running or still hot!!

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Very nice, but I have a question, vertical forge have advantages over a horizontal one?

Thanks

 

They both have their pros and cons. This has been discussed in many threads already. Use a Google site search rather than the built it forum search and you should be able to find several lists of features for both styles. Same for venturi/naturally aspirated vs blown burners (including ribbon burners).

In Google type: site:bladesmithsforum.com <search term>

You'll get pretty good results if you use the right search term.

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Nice job but I would build a permanent stand for it! I can foresee a bump and the whole thing coming of the milk can and that could be a big problem, especially if it is running or still hot!!

and weld you a stand to hold your handles coming out of the base!

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next time lay some plastic wrap down before the wet refractory that you don't want to stick then remove it after it dries

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