The Forgemaster™ line of portable forging furnaces has the right forge to meet the needs of most blacksmithing, horse shoeing and industrial forging applications.

Forging Tips

Forging Tool Steel

Working with Tool Steel When forging a high carbon or tool steel it is important to know the specific requirements of each type of steel.Following the information supplied by the mill or steel distributor should help reduce problems. 1) Plan your forging process carefully to minimize the number of heats required. Each time that you heat the […] Read More

Forge Welding

Forge welding has often been a confidence shaker for blacksmiths. While it does take some thought and planning, it is not the mystical union of metals you may have thought. There are several key factors in forge welding in the Forgemaster TM.Forge & Anvil Preparation1) Pre-heat the forge by increasing the regulator pressure to 12-15 psi. Allow […] Read More

Aluminum Shoes

General Information Forging aluminum used to be a problem for even experienced blacksmiths. Forge welding aluminum was not even considered. Following these steps in a Forgemaster TM forging furnace will enable even novice blacksmiths to be quite proficient at forging aluminum. 1) Reduce the heat in the forge by lowering the regulator pressure to 6-7 psi. If your Forgemaster TM forge […] Read More

Pritchel Repair

Of all the tools that a farrier uses, the pritchel probably takes the most abuse. Not because the farrier is abusive to it, but because of the work it must perform. Due to the extreme task it performs, the farrier must regularly attend to the condition of the pritchel. The following steps will show the […] Read More

Dealing with Scale

Oxidation occurs during the heating process, as air contacts the steel. This process creates what blacksmiths call scale or slag. In a properly built coal fire, positioning of the steel and control of the air blast helps to reduce the build up of scale on the work piece. Scale that is left on the steel […] Read More