Well, it’s now time to finally put the burner in the furnace and bring this forge up to temp to do a nice burn-out prior to coating with the ITC-100 Infrared Reflector. As a result, it’s not going to get as hot and be as efficient as it WILL be later, but I need to get all of the burnout done before sealing it. This gives me a chance to see what it can do.
This is the furnace after a few minutes to get up to heat. The object in the center is a steel can that I was melting aluminum in… a nice hot orange. The rod to the left of that was a graphite rod that I snapped and it fell ito the furnace. Hot hot hot.
Once it’s up to temp, lets insert a 1952 electrical conduit/bolt.
The yellow is outgassing mixed with burning off the paint.
And just so that I can say I’ve done it… a couple of whacks on the anvil later…
Orange metal deforms a lot easier than I thought it would. Ha ha! Happy forging!