Vertical or Horizontal

JTknives

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well after adding up what i need to finish my forge i think i have decided to just buy one from derren ellis. but should i go Vertical or Horizontal. I'm mostly going to be doing forging of stockthat is to big to grind (stock removial) and heat treat. I'm also planning on doing some welding but I'm not sure how much. im thinking of a Venturi Burner as i want to be able to take it places with out power like camping. i would like it to be portable. im looking at the 8" Vertical or horizontal. any help would be great.
 

Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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For simple work, a horizontal is easier.
You might want to build a 12VDC blower burner. You can clip the power leads to the car battery,or use a HF 12V portable booster battery.
That way,you can just switch burners as needed.
Stacy
 
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JT if you plan on welding at all I would go with a verticle. The flux is real hard on the linings of the forges.
 
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