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Old 04-11-2017, 09:30 AM
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JB, that forge is amazing!!! We have in the past borrowed a forge for this particular phase in the welding shop. This year I bought one of the gas forges off of JWB from JWBIronWorks and got to meet him! The forge we have borrowed in the past has been "finicky" to fire to say the least. You can possibly see it in some of the photos and we haven't got it lit yet this year. The forge I bought from John is a work horse to say the least. If you ever wanted a gas forge and one that you can use anywhere (without electricity) this is THE ONE!

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Old 04-14-2017, 10:11 AM
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:15 AM
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And some more photos. Sorry if any are duplicates. Thanks again JWBIronworks!! And this site and members for the help when needed.

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Old 04-15-2017, 08:17 PM
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Looks like the students were enjoying it!


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Any more details about the forge?
And thanks for keeping the skills alive, none of those kids has a cell phone out
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Looks like the students were enjoying it! [/url]
They really do. To keep my numbers up, many hours I am teaching that class plus some advanced students. So the advanced students are making "letter openers" from horseshoes (we aren't allowed to make weapons at school). The regular students, in this case, Welding II students are making a pair of coat hooks. Their best one is their final exam grade and their assignment is to make two coat hooks alike.

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Any more details about the forge?
And thanks for keeping the skills alive, none of those kids has a cell phone out
JWB has a thread about a month ago on his build of it. I contacted him, agreed to his price, picked it up on my way home from a nephew's wedding in Simpson, IL. It is not missing a beat. It is keeping my students busier than the double nozzle forge we usually borrow. Cell phones in our school are allowed in the hallways, during lunch and at the teacher's discretion. I have no problem with them using them as tools, (look up projects, engine specs, etc.). Otherwise, I will collect them. If I collect a student's cell phone more than twice. then they have to turn it in to me at the beginning of the hour and gets it back at the end. No use at all.

Hopefully John will chime in and let you know the particulars about this little workhorse (which is what I have taken to calling it and will name it).
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Nice all the way around.. Glad you had a forge in at school.. Is it going to be a full time gig?
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Allessence, I teach Agriculture Education in the high school. My day consists of one hour of small engines, two hours of welding (which is where we are forging hooks) and three hours of woodturning.

Working with a forge has always been a short section in my welding program. With the Forged in Fire show they have really gotten into it and think they are all pros!!

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Allessence, I teach Agriculture Education in the high school. My day consists of one hour of small engines, two hours of welding (which is when we are forging hooks) and three hours of woodturning.

Working with a forge has always been a short section in my welding program. With the Forged in Fire show they have really gotten into it and think they are all pros!!
I go to the in-laws to watch Forged in Fire. They have satellite TV but its just across the road. I like that show.
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