For the "Dinky
Billy" Charity Mini Boxwood Smoother I promised I would make and
harden the iron and instead of using my temperature controlled
kiln, I promised to show how to build a gas forge on a budget.
Components and Assembly
This project follows closely an excellent online
article by Jim Wilson. Pay attention to his warnings on safety and being a homebrew
project, construction and use is at your own risk!
You will need:
A MAPP "Swirly" type gas torch
A large steel bean tin (or mushy peas... in the UK!)
Ceramic fire furnace wool
Kiln wash mix
Strips of steel for supports
Thin ceramic plate (optional)
steps are shown in the images. I am following the suggestion Jim
makes about doing this outside unless you are able to take
adequate precautions for fire and carbon monoxide, I suggest you
It's really handy
having a chef as a son! Thanks James!
The various things you
Measure the tip of
your torch and make a hole in the tin to fit it.
Drilling is not clean - punch a hole and expand it. I did it by
hand with a step drill.
This MAPP torch nozzle