Emanuel Nicolescu Posted September 23, 2007 Share Posted September 23, 2007 (edited) Hello, My name is Emanuel and I've been lurking around the forum for a while. I collect ethnographic swords and daggers, and I'm interested in starting bladesmithing. I settled on a simple stacked brick gas forge and I tried building Reil and Zoeller burners but I can nevver get the gas jet hole small enough. For the life of me I cannot find a #60 drill bit in the suburbs of Toronto, and a 1/32" hole seems to be too large. The flame burns well but the temperature isn't high enough. I've used a .025 contact tip for the Zoeller sidearm burner but it doesn't work at all as the flame chokes in the pipe before getting to the flare. Zoeller recommends a .035 or .045 tip so is the .025 just too small? Now I've read that a Bernzomatic JTH7 torch could burn hot enough for a small forge and I'd like to give it a try. The torch comes with a hose and a connector for a gas tank. Can the connector be fitted to a simple regulator or other threaded gas fittings or must I get a special adaptor connector? Best regards, Emanuel Edited September 23, 2007 by Emanuel Nicolescu Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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