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My new Induction Forge

I've looked at these machines on and off over the years, and finally sprung for one.   This one came from a company called "US Solid", but I suspect all of these machines come from the same factory in China.  This is a 15Kv model.   Since first encountering them nearly two decades ago, they have been improved immensely!  My first experience with an induction forge burned my wedding ring into my finger, and heated my belt buckle up so much it burned my jeans.... and their contents!   This model does neither.  I have to believe that the electronics have improved dramatically over the years.

Induction-Forge-Cartand-Coller

I slurry coated the coils with 3000F furnace cement to prevent touching the coils and arcing, which has proven to work very well.    It's necessary to have a constant cooling source....which is a TIG cooler, that I purchased from Amazon.

Rack-And-Slurry-Dipped-Coils

These are the first three blades I forged completely with the induction forge.....to say it's a time saver is a vast understatement!

First-Three-Induction-Forged-Blades

Ed Caffrey, ABS Mastersmith "The Montana Bladesmith" "Nobody Cares What you Know, Until they Know You Care!"

I'm Pretty sure I'm going to have to pick one of these up. I really miss not having my forge and press in the shop...

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