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Wayne Coe
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Forge Supplies

How I Build a Gas Forge
By Wayne Coe

I have been building gas forges for several years and this tutorial will show you what I have learned and how I build gas forges. Keep in mind that this is the way that I do it and I have never had any problems in using any of these procedures. With this said, because you are dealing with flammable and explosive gases and are doing things beyond my control I deny any liability for any injuries or damage that you may experience.

Below are two files that you can open in PDF format.  The first is the updated tutorial that I had on this page.  The second it the article written by my friend, John Emmerling, that was published in the Winter edition of the Hammer's Blow, the how to publication of ABANA (www.abana.org), the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America. 

Build_a_Gas_Forge.pdf
0.5 MB
Ribbon_Forge_Burner.pdf
1.2 MB

 

 

 

Below are forge building supplies that I can provide.

Inswool insulating blanket 24" wide, $9.00 per running foot plus shipping

Kast-0-Lite 3000 degree castable refractory, $15.00 5 # bag plus shipping

Plistix IR reflective. (similar to ITC 100 but much cheaper) $13.00 per pint plus shipping

Metrikote IR reflective (similar to ITC 100 and Plistix).  My supplier builds large furnaces, kilns and forges and tells me that they like the Metrikote better than the Plistix.  The last time I re-coated my gas forge I used the Metrikote and it seems to work well and hold up well.  Not having done a side by side comparison I can not determine if one is better than the other.  $15.00 per pint plus shipping.

I have recently built a new forge using a Ribbon Burner.  I am very impressed with this new burner and strongly encourage anyone considering building a forge to consider it.  It does require a blower.  John Emmerling wrote an article for the Hammer's Blow Winter, 2006 issue which gives detailed instructions for building this burner.  There is an attachment above for those instructions.

I now have special castables (the Kast-0-Lite does not work well for this) needed for casting the Ribbon Burners.

Castable #1 is $5.00 per pint, which is enough to cast a 3" X 3" burner.
 
Castable #2 is a stronger castable and what I used on my burner. 
The cost of this castable is $15.00 per pint.


A 3" burner is a good size for a Freon Bottle forge. 
A 6" burner is a good size for a 20# propane bottle forge.

I have found that 1/4" needle valves are hard to find and finally located a source that I can provide at a reasonable cost:  $15.00
A source for the blower needed for a forced air forge (Ribbon Burner) is
http://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/products/forge-fan-fuel/blowers.html.

Check with me for shipping costs. Prices are subject to change without notice. 



Please note that all sales are FOB the shipper. If you want your shipment insured be sure and ask that it be added to the shipping costs.
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