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New blown forge

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:20 pm
by Jim Moenck
I finally decided to build a blown gas forge. The venture has served me well but I wanted to be able to dial in temperatures when I make Damascus steel for my knife blades. I finished this last week and gave it a quick test run, doing some work on the hammer head material for class next weekend. I ran it on 2 lbs of pressure, and the least amount of air thru the blower. I plan on testing it on Damascus next week, and I'll need to reach temps of about 2350 degrees. I must say, it is nice to have the PID to verify what the temp really is.
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Re: New blown forge

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:51 pm
by Martin Pansch
Nice! Does this one have the ribbon burner you were working on or something else?

I had been considering a blown forge for a while myself. Glad you did it first so I can wait until you perfect it and then copy you! ;)

Re: New blown forge

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:33 pm
by Jim Moenck
Yes, it is the ribbon burner that I was working on. I haven't used it enough to know just what it will or will not do. It is louder than I expected it would be, but not as loud as the venture burner on my old welding forge. The body on this is longer at 18". I do need to rig up a blower to shoot air upwards in front of the door to take the heat away. My hands and arms get pretty warm when I pull the metal out.

Re: New blown forge

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:05 am
by Jim Ericksen
Awesome!

Re: New blown forge

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:34 pm
by Darryl Ponder
Very nice Jim! Thanks for sharing.