New Welding Forge WIP

Discussion in 'Hot Metal' started by EdCaffreyMS, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Looking good! This is a great WIP and worth restoring. My thought is some of the guys building forges would benefit from experienced knowledge rather than someone with just a bit more knowledge than they. When you're new on a forum it's hard to tell which is which. Anyone reviewing this WIP will get the experience level of the builder....
  2. Victor T

    Victor T New Member

    stupid photobucket...grrr
  3. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    If you can't see the images, go to the first post in this thread! In red letters, at the top, you will find information and the name of an extension for Chrome or Firefox browsers that will allow you to see the pics.
  4. Matt Kirby

    Matt Kirby Member

    Ed - I have local access to a steal of a deal on some PCG Castmax 31 HR castable. Looking online it appears to be high alumina, rated for 3100F, with claims for good chemical resistance.

    Being aware that you do what you do for a reason, is Kast-O-Lite 3000F the only stuff you'd recommend? What else should I be taking into consideration on castable?

    I'm going to build this forge over the winter and I hate trying to save a little money only to end up re-doing things later on if I don't have to.
  5. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    If the price is right, grab that Castmax! As long as you keep it dry, it won't go bad on the shelf! I did the Kast-o-lite because I know the product, and stumbled across a great deal on it! :)
  6. Matt Kirby

    Matt Kirby Member

    Perfect. Thanks Ed!
  7. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    I finally got all the images for this thread found....uploaded to a new hosting site, and then edited everything to display the images. Everything should be in place now, to be able to build a similar forge with the input I've provided. :)
  8. DropPoint

    DropPoint Well-Known Member hat's off to you for bringing this thread to where it was before. I don't say much on here anymore, (mostly because I don't have much to say) but I really appreciate your efforts with this. When I have time I attempt to grind a few knives but at some point I would like to try my hand at forging. This information is very helpful.

    Thanks so much.

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