"I use Coal or Propane for most things. Both have advantages and disadvantages. I also use oxy / propane for mineature work, smaller than 2# and delicate scroll/point work and some smaller chisel making projects. I find it easier to bring knives and…"
"I use both coal and gas. I like the focused intense heat i can get with a coal forge, but i like how i can get an over all soak of heat through a piece with the gas.
I use my coal forge primarily for small pieces that i need a lot of…"
"Ive been out of the mix for a while but i moved a bunch of tools from one of my old storage locations last weekend. Once the new shop is up and running i should have two coal, and at least one gas forge up and running, most of my grinders will…"
"Do any of you smiths have any experience with building a micro forge?
I am thinking about a small forge fueled by propane and oxy through check valves and valves pushing a larger rosebud. Probably would build the casement of sheet metal…"
Many years ago, I created the first steampunk community forum for southwestern Pennsylvania here at the Steampunk Empire. Time and tide seem to be conspiring to have me resurrect that. So I am sending out this invitation to all those in the area to join the Allegheny Steam Concordance at http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/asc and/or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/489832654387689/ so that we can build a genuine steampunk community in the region.