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good deal on forge?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by tr3yanderson, Jul 11, 2019 at 1:57 PM.

  1. tr3yanderson

    tr3yanderson

    71
    Mar 6, 2017
    [​IMG] Hey, found this at a garage sale for 50 bucks. Not sure what brand of forge, but is 50 bucks a good deal?

    Thanks
     
  2. effenoam

    effenoam Gold Member Gold Member

    123
    Mar 19, 2013
    I think it is, I would pay 50 bucks for it and I already have a forge.
     
  3. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    It is a good start. The wool needs to be coated with satanite, and some fire bricks stacked to create a front and back port.
     
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  4. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    Great deal!
    I’d still buy a burner from Charles of Atlas knife and tool. The 30k burner.
     
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  5. tr3yanderson

    tr3yanderson

    71
    Mar 6, 2017

    Is the satanite just to help the wool last longer or does it make the forge hotter or more efficient?
     
  6. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Both .... PLUS, it protects your lungs from the fibers getting blown about from the forge.
     
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  7. Aidenag

    Aidenag

    173
    Apr 16, 2009
    yeah don't use bare kaowool, that stuff is really bad to breath in. Like think asbestos or ground carbon fiber levels of bad for you. That said, $50 for that is a steal of a deal, just make sure to coat it. As stacy said, it's all around win win. Safer, more efficient, AND it will last longer as well.
     
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  8. tr3yanderson

    tr3yanderson

    71
    Mar 6, 2017
    Thanks guys. As always, you all are always helpful. I’m excited as my two brick forge broke when I moved two months ago so now I can get back at it.
     

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