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    Just for kicks one night I did some forging next to the woodstove, worked just fine, the draft was better than having any kind of fan device, the heats took very little time, some times Simple is the best way to go.

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    I have "backyard heat treated" several items in the past with a rosebud on the torch...into motor oil. Probably damaged my lungs more than my years of cigarettes. I'm a non smoker now, but boy that stuff stinks...still in the memory banks. Some way to hold the heat in with bricks (as mentioned above) sure would help if you are trying to forge. For small stuff, my "atlas mini-forge" works awesome...Howard turned me to that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottGoodman View Post
    ... For small stuff, my "atlas mini-forge" works awesome...Howard turned me to that one.
    Those Atlas forges are nice for the money. Sometimes it is worth spending a little cash on an item made by someone else and save time for other work. Next time save some fryer oil. It will quench just the same and might smell like what you had for dinner instead of the inside of a mechanical beastie.

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    That was many moons ago. I use canola for o1 and parks 50 now. That little forge is handt when you don't want to fire up the big 3 burner forge
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