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Forge Welding

Chris Cramer

Premium Member
I finally got my forge running smoothly, so I attempted to forge weld two 1/8" steel flat bars together. I managed to get the steel up to forging temperature and practiced working the metal, but I couldn't figure out how to forge weld the two together. How can you tell when the metal reaches forge welding temperature or if your forge is hot enough to reach forge welding temperature?