Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) December 30, 2008 -- Blacksmith Zone has just released a new section of their website that has all of the Blacksmithing Forge Plans Information. This is part of a new community website that is all about Blacksmithing. Members and non-members can visit this Blacksmithing page on the Blacksmith Zone website for free at: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com].
Here is an excerpt from the new Blacksmith Forge Plans information webpage:
âThe heart of a blacksmithâs shop is the forge itself. A coal forge is designed around the âheartâ of the fire. This is the area of maximum heat whose shape can be adjusted, by shifting the burning coals, to suit the needs of the metal being heated. The first rule of forge design is that the âheartâ of the fire must be at the same level as the top of the forge. If it is lower, the blacksmith will not be able to pass the metal to be heated through the center of the hottest part of the fire. If it is too high, that is above the level of the forge itself, not only will there be heat loss leading to longer heating times for the metal, but that will also be a danger of burning coals falling out of the forge. The size of the forge must be such that the largest pieces of iron to be heated can be placed directly through the fire without being bent. If the forge is too small, blacksmiths are often forced to build extra large fires to generate more radiant heat to reach the metal that cannot be placed directly in contact with the fire because of its large size. This wastes large amounts of fuel and also requires more air to be pumped into the forge to maintain the heat and blow it towards the metal. And, of course, this is much slower that direct contact heating.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Blacksmithing Forge Plans website that can be found by visiting: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com/] . There is also a special going on now that allows members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the blacksmith website for free at: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com]. Users should check back often to the Blacksmith general page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.
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