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#1 gatergrotto

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:41 AM

YouTube - Redneck Propane forge
 
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#2 PTsideshow

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:22 AM

Another "how to for disaster", on the internet superhighway. Duct tape, propylene tubing and a turkey fryer burner attached to a coffee can by who knows how :) Not a real good or safe plan. As the adhesive on the tape warms up you could have a flaming wand moving around the shop! Or at least the vac hose blowing air knocking the lite burner out of the can or the whole red hot can moving about.

Here is a much better and safer set up depending what you are doing, the only type for occasional use you may need
Roofers torch forge info

Here is an even simpler one, no can no Kaowool. I have used the large tip on a air/propane Turbo torch and the Horrible Fright weed burner torch for small jobs.
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#3 Spears

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:40 AM

Just goes to show how universal and easy to work with propane really is when you can set up a junk heap like that and turn steel 2000+ deg. Ive seen an outdoor kiln made up from a stack of bricks that didn't look badly unsafe, but I wouldn't light match next to that contraption considering all the available options these days. If your starving as an artist so bad that a reasonable enclosure can't be bought or made to contain forging temperatures you should probably practice a bit of redneck sheet metal fab and do also visit the kaowool store. I would have to vote that video leans a bit more on the "what not to do" side. Spears.
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#4 R. McWilliams

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:12 PM

Shucks, I've been using that for years, and I'm a redneck too.

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It's just a pile of fire bricks and a weed burner torch.
Works OK for me.
I use it for hot sheet metal work.
I don't forge steel in the traditional sense, just armouring.

Mine is used outside and I always have the garden hose ready. [Welcome]

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#5 ArtWerkz

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:07 AM

Look no further than Wayne Goddard's bernzomatic forge.
It's in the $50 Knife Shop book. Propane torch and firebricks, giddy up
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:25 AM

Shucks, I've been using that for years, and I'm a redneck too.



It's just a pile of fire bricks and a weed burner torch.
Works OK for me.
I use it for hot sheet metal work.
I don't forge steel in the traditional sense, just armouring.

Mine is used outside and I always have the garden hose ready. [Smile]

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You use a turkey fryer burner for a weed burner with duct tape? <img src=' /> must be the material inside the new helm talking! [Beer][Welcome][Beer].

His user name is a good indicator were his forge and him are likely to end up, with the nuts buried in the back yard! [Beer]
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#7 R. McWilliams

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:21 PM

No, I bought my weed burner from the welding supply store.
I also use it to heat blue my armour.
Shown here heatbluing.jpg heat bluing a set of spaulders.

I like duct tape... but not on a burner.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:52 PM

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