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By Dave Gingery January/February 1982
The Home Foundry ( Safety Note : Metal casting is an inherently dangerous activity, with possible injurious or fatal consequences. Any person who wishes to utilize the information presented here or in the links must do so at his or her own risk! ) Metal castings are a mainstay of the live steaming hobby, just as they are in prototype use.
One of the most expensive and mysterious parts of a forced air forge is the forge blower. Not just any blower will do the job and buying a professional forge blower is pretty expensive, especially for a beginner. To work properly on a good sized forge a blower should be rated at 100 to 150 cfm and from 32 to 40 ounces of static pressure. That last part is the killer because almost nobody puts the pressure rating on their blowers.
(Image by permission from "The Plaza del Herrero" in Ecuador.) " Golden Age Forge " Welcome Friends!
Forge and Burner Design Page #1 (Note: This page is now broken into two pages, #1 and #2) © Golden Age Forge Jump to page #2 I am about to forge-weld a Spontoon pipe-ax head . (This excellent image was taken by my apprentice, Kevin Brown)
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