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  • Junktostuff commented on Junktostuff's instructable 12v Car Wheel Forge1 year ago
    12v Car Wheel Forge

    Thanks for the comments, I looked into making the fire cement and with hindsight (a wonderful thing) probably should have gone down that route. I brought the ready mixed fire cement mostly on cost basis, a 5kg tub cost 9 pounds and was all that I needed. I worked out the various ingredients would have cost more and would leave me with excess I didn't need. When I filled the cracks and pits I then immediately fired up the forge to full temperature and this worked much better than when I left the fire cement to dry as drying caused bubbles to form whereas firing baked it on. I should have mentioned that once I had dried the cement I lit a wood fire in this without the blower to slowly bring it up to temperature, I suspect a charcoal fire immediately after application would have been a bet...

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    Thanks for the comments, I looked into making the fire cement and with hindsight (a wonderful thing) probably should have gone down that route. I brought the ready mixed fire cement mostly on cost basis, a 5kg tub cost 9 pounds and was all that I needed. I worked out the various ingredients would have cost more and would leave me with excess I didn't need. When I filled the cracks and pits I then immediately fired up the forge to full temperature and this worked much better than when I left the fire cement to dry as drying caused bubbles to form whereas firing baked it on. I should have mentioned that once I had dried the cement I lit a wood fire in this without the blower to slowly bring it up to temperature, I suspect a charcoal fire immediately after application would have been a better idea though.

    I definitely want to get rid of the cables, so as soon as I can get hold of a battery, will ditch the PSU.

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