AnvilFire.com Dempsey's Forge
Does anyone have information about Dempsey's Forge / AnvilFire.com? Two weeks ago I purchased plans for a McDonald rolling mill online from them. The credit card payment went through but I have received nothing. When I call their number is not valid and the "contact" tab takes me to an error message so I can't email them. Not sure what's going on?
Never mind. I see that the owner passed away and the store has just been left unmanned.
What I found to be the case from buying my forge from Vevor is a couple things:
1. If you have a welder, its going to be better and more efficient to build one. Once you get the forge you will find that things will be needed like additional fire bricks, a forge stand, satanite/Masonry Cement, Hardener for your refractory fiber glass inserts.
2. The bracket that holds the burners steady , in place and away from heat can be easily stated as two bars: Top and bottom of venturi brackets contained by cheap bolts.
3. Your hose/hoses should be kept high and out of the way. off your forge table build a holding hand (i used rebar) pushing the hose 2-3 feet away from the kiln. Once you start putting bricks infront and back of openings you will see it will direct flames. DON'T LET THEM POINT FLAMES AT YOUR HOSES. seems simple but check.
4. Having a big tank like 100lbs tank will keep your forge from stopping work. The small tanks will get cold from pressure change and that will cause the gas to stop coming out or at least at decent speed. Sometimes you can rig two 40lbs tanks together that might help similarly.
5. Having a quick disconnect to your tank is so awesome. It took me a long time to figure it out, but if your want my video just reply to this message.
6. The big names in the game make their own forges, so I would suggest an open end forge on both sides with a brick gate that you can change at your choice. I would also suggest three burners. One burner wont really get hot quick. Two burners don't fill a large space evenly.
7. Flame Color Goal: Translucent Orange. If it is blue then you are leaking too much unburned propane. If it shows bright orange, then not enough oxygen.
Here is the cheapest forge video, and this guy is awesome ($40 Forge):
Here is good video on how to make a venturi forge:
Respectfully and Godspeed,
Montana Man Forge