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equipment:forge [2015/09/10 22:19]
branth [Notes]
equipment:forge [2016/09/10 21:55] (current)
raster
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 Tiffany M. Tiffany M.
  
- ===== Training =====+===== Training =====
 [[spacedocumentation:usingthepropaneforge|Using the Natural Gas Forge]] [[spacedocumentation:usingthepropaneforge|Using the Natural Gas Forge]]
  
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 Rebuilt //again// for Natural Gas by [[members:DanJonke|Dan Jonke]] Rebuilt //again// for Natural Gas by [[members:DanJonke|Dan Jonke]]
  
- =====Specs =====+=====Specs =====
 Basically an oven that is used to heat objects so they can be molded, hammered, blacksmithed, etc.\\ Basically an oven that is used to heat objects so they can be molded, hammered, blacksmithed, etc.\\
 Runs on natural gas\\ Runs on natural gas\\
 Approximately 2300 deg F max temp\\ Approximately 2300 deg F max temp\\
  
- =====Current Status =====+=====Current Status =====
 OK OK
  
- =====Location =====+=====Location =====
 Current: Forging Area, West Room, Lenox\\ Current: Forging Area, West Room, Lenox\\
 Previous: Casting Area, Vehicle Bay, Chase Previous: Casting Area, Vehicle Bay, Chase
  
- =====On Lend From =====+=====On Lend From =====
 [[members:BretDaniel|Bret Daniel]]\\ [[members:BretDaniel|Bret Daniel]]\\
 [[members:DanJonke|Dan Jonke]] [[members:DanJonke|Dan Jonke]]
  
  =====History =====  =====History =====
-08/15/11 - Built at Makerspace\\ +2011-08-15 - Built at Makerspace\\ 
-09/06/11 - First use\\ +2011-09-06 - First use\\ 
-12/31/12 - Moved to Lenox+2012-12-31 - Moved to Lenox
  
- =====Notes ===== +=====Notes ===== 
  
-Running the forge with both the front and back doors wide open will prevent you from acheiving a good heat, It is better to enclose the fire as much as possible while retaining access for the size of the piece you are working.+  * Running the forge with both the front and back doors wide open will prevent you from acheiving a good heat, It is better to enclose the fire as much as possible while retaining access for the size of the piece you are working
 +  * There is a removable kaowool plug for the back door, and a pedal operated front door. 
 +  * Make sure you leave the fan running on 3 after you are done forging, this will prevent the heat from backing up into the fan and burning out the motor. 
 +  *  There is a wall wart 12V power supply feeding a custom MMS designed PWM controller feeding a 12V blower fan.
  
-There is a removable kaowool plug for the back door, and a pedal operated front door. 
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-Make sure you leave the fan running on 3 after you are done forging, this will prevent the heat from backing up into the fan and burning out the motor. 
  
 -Dan J -Dan J
  
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