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    PID forge, in an unusual manner, need help

    Stacy, All of the burners are not inline on one side, there are rows of ribbon burners on each side of the forge opening. Problematic or not, when I get an idea in my head, I'm gonna figure out a way to do it or hurt myself trying.
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    PID forge, in an unusual manner, need help

    Apologies if that came of as short, had a family emergency and hit the post button on accident. To expound further, the burner construction, solenoid, igniter, etc is all pretty basic fabrication, where I'm hung up is the wiring. A PID is also pretty basic stuff, but I'm real hung up on the...
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    PID forge, in an unusual manner, need help

    I'm doing a blown setup, I decided on that awhile ago. I just felt that I should share the info on NARB's that I dug up in case someone is reading this thread and gets curious. While possible, I don't believe it to be ideal. The only part of this entire build that I'm struggling with is wiring...
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    80CRv2 cleaver heat treat question

    Treat it like 1084 with a little soak. I quench it in natural oils warmed to about 100-105°, from around 1500° or so. I've used this steel a lot, and it will easily chop bone and not deform if your edge geometry is on and tempering is done correctly for the application.
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    PID forge, in an unusual manner, need help

    Stacy, Here is some associated reading regarding Venturi/naturally aspirated ribbon burners. It's been a thing for a long time. https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/48001-naturally-aspirated-ribbon-burner-photo-heavy/ http://www.joppaglass.com/new_ideas/forge/sm_forge_const.html They are...
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    PID forge, in an unusual manner, need help

    Thanks for the detailed replies folks, I'm reading and re reading them and trying to absorb the information. I am not opposed to a blown burner, I just have no firsthand experience with them. My Venturi setup on my basic forge runs well at 1psi given there aren't any hurricane force winds, but...
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    PID forge, in an unusual manner, need help

    Please read it all and understand what I'm asking before responding. I'm in the planning phase of building a new forge. I want to use it to heat treat, and for general forging. It's going to be a double ribbon burner with Venturi burners. All of that is figured out and taken care of. What I...
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    Southwest Bowie WIP

    Not from Texas but thanks for the stereotyping. You should have began with not being a facetious prick. That would have worked out just fine. My feathers aren't ruffled, I just can't stand internet big shots who think they know better than everyone else. I don't even care if this gets me...
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    Southwest Bowie WIP

    How thoughtful of you. Always gotta be one.
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    Show off your hammers!

    It is DEFINITELY a lot of hard work, and there are lots and lots of dudes and dudettes that are way better than me at it. Personally I just use my dominant arm, and have learned to use my other hand and the tongs to manipulate the position of the work into a convenient position to whack it...
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    Show off your hammers!

    Good looking hammer!
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    Show off your hammers!

    We all have our favorites, and varied other ones we use regularly. This is my most used hammer, an old doghead I snagged on eBay. It has a pretty flat face, and I use it for bevels and straightening usually. Next one is a hammer from Nathan Robertson, a 4# two face English pattern...
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    Texas Toothpick, a painted experiment

    That's what I had it laid out for, the customer wanted the paracord though.
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    Texas Toothpick, a painted experiment

    Holes would've made it balance unfavorably for the customers tastes. There's a lot of taper in it.
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    Texas Toothpick, a painted experiment

    I wanted to see just how thin and aggressive I could forge a "fighter" from 80CRV2, so I hammered one out last month or around there. I can't remember, too many brain injuries, everything is "the other day" for me (running joke if you know me). Finished it up this morning. Painted it with Aervoe...
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    Southwest Bowie WIP

    Thanks folks. Having some health problems so I haven't been working much lately, but it'll get finished in a reasonable time frame.
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    How would you go about Integral build

    Yeah, it can get pretty hairy for sure! I need a chop saw, but I just make do with my drill and a sharp file. I would definitely advise watching the knuckles when spinning it...and if I have to say do it before putting an edge on it...then a Darwin Award could be in the cards...
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    How would you go about Integral build

    Yup, I chuck up the round tang after I've fit the handle to it, and spin it with a file cutting the shoulders. The only part I worry about getting very clean and crisp is the transition from bolster to tang, that way there is no glue line when you glue the handle on. I'll record a short video...
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    How would you go about Integral build

    Hahahaha, I do tend to get a little sidetracked...hey look, a squirrel!
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    How would you go about Integral build

    This is how I do integrals. I use a lot of 1/2-3/4" W1 drill rod for them. Draw out your blade, whatever shape you're looking for, then cut off the bar a couple inches behind where you want the bolster to finish. Draw the tang out in the style you like. I like a hidden tang, so I forge them...
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