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Old 05-09-2020, 12:59 PM
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Wow John, that anvil must have a colorful history.

For several years now, I've enjoyed having a box forge, crucible forge and a typical Smithy's hole. I can use propane, coal and heavy oils for casting or heating etc.

With the oil burner I'm able to do brass and cast iron work/casting etc.

Although, my age is telling anytime I pick up one of those heavy hammers. sigh

FWIW, it's a good idea to give a little heat to your box to drive off a bit of moisture before you go full in. Just my thoughts.

Years ago, a friend made a melting pot forge, let it sit for a year and put heat to it without allowing for moisture to move out of the refractory.

The lid let loose and peppered his garage with shrapnel. Put a good sized hole in his thigh.
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