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propane bottle forced air forge


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Hello Everyone,

My 15-year-old kid and I built a forge. It doesn't have any IHT or ITC or the like in it yet. Still, it easily gets up to 2200F. I took pictures at 1200C (2192F).

 

bottle with feet.jpg

 

Bottle with angle iron feet

 

burner in holder.jpg

 

Pieces to mount burner and burner tube

 

drilling through mounting tubes.jpg

 

Drilling mounting brackets

tapping mounting tube.jpg

Tapping mounting tubing, but will also weld nuts on to give more thread and support.

 

swaging shims.jpg

 

Forging/swaging little shims

 

 

shims in place.jpg

Shims holding mounting tubes in the the right places.

 

hole saw mild.jpg

 

cutting hole for making mounting flange for blower. I have to get the blower connected to the gate valve.

 

welding bushing to plate.jpg

Welding bushing over hole, to make mounting flange for gate valve.

 

mounting bracket blower.jpg

 

In place over gate valve.

 

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doors and screws.jpg

 

The stainless screws hold the wool while the rigidizer and satanite set.

 

inside forge with kaowool and kastolite.jpg

 

Inside. Kastolite 3000 floor.

 

whole thing.jpg

 

Notice the very complex brace for the weight of the blower. I am that sort of builder. Hitemp Tools burner, fyi.

 

whole thing front.jpg

 

Yes, that's my car and my house. I didn't make them.

 

coming up to temp.jpg

 

First firing.

 

2200 F.jpg

 

After tuning. 2200F or so.

 

thermocouple 1200C.jpg

 

 

new forge burning 2.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

plug welds.jpg

drilling through mounting tubes.jpg

Edited by Kevin Colwell
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