Introduction: Soup Can Forge

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simple 10 inch souo can forge

Step 1: The Legs Handle and Pipe for Your Torch

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i used 4 long bolts for the lrgs and 2 washers and 2 nuts with locktight on threads for stand(back legs are shorter than feony to give a filt so moltin steel or aluminum font spill out). 8 inch long piece of quarter inch stainless pipe to put my torch end into yo heat forge and i didnt feel like sacrificing a nice brass handle so i put a bole the same as legs so can move it when hot.

Step 2: Propane Tank Mold

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i used a 1lb propane tank(have hundreds of from camping heaters) and put ecact in middle of tin and slowly poured and packed with a piece of wood as i went until i got to edge and smoothed off the top. also male sure that thr stainless steel tube adaoter is flush against propanr tank(important)

Step 3: Carefully Takr Out Propane Tank

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very carefully take out the propane tank by taking a rubber mallet or small hammer and tapping against the side of the top of the tank while the cement mixture is still a little damp but almost dry it needs to be a little damp still so you can get the propane tank loose cuz if you let it dry all the way I doubt you'll be able to hold the tank out without breaking the mold

Step 4: Let Dry. Heat and Shspe Metal

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make sure the mold is completely dry and the concrete is completely dry and then you are ready to start heating and making your metal. I have a hex bolt in there as an example of my next project which will be either a blade for a hunting knife or a dagger I have not decided which yet

Step 5: Take Out Tank (careful)

Step 6: Propane Tank

Comments

fullclip765 (author)2016-03-07

i took tube out hears wat bettee idk why everyone insists on steel tube if mine got hot enough in 3 min to make a drill bit bright yeloow it will melt the tube as did mine

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