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#1 posted 12-08-2012 11:54 PM

So instead of figuring out a DIY forge I’d have to assemble, I talked to a friend of mine who is a metal artist and instructor at the local art school. He brought a toaster oven, I brought some peanut oil, and we got down to business. Heat treating tool steel! Yes.

Wait, we can’t find a metal container for the peanut oil, for quenching. No problem. Mike just sorted through the scrap pile and MIG welded up a container in 3 minutes. Solid.

And here’s the forge (sorry about the blur):

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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