Ceramic Forge Shelf Material

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Greetings All
I've been making knives for quite some time (started in 1979) and have since ventured into hand forging. I'm using a propane gas forge that uses a ceramic shelf to heat the steel. I live in Wyoming and have to inport everything that I need. Where can I find material to replace my shelf. The flux is eating up the existing one and I don't want to contaminate blades that I'm heat treating. If you have information about where I can obtain this material, drop me an e-mail. revwilly161@yahoo.com
 

Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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Most pottery suppliers have shelf liners.Blacksmith suppliers do, too.Try Centaur Forge Supply.
 
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On my forges I use the hard fire bricks the half brick. The flux doesn't eat through the, and they are only $.99 each. Check your local brick yard.
 
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