Forging ahead with the new square body forge....
I got the Isolite bricks................
That is 7 bricks, they cost about 680 yen each, so about $5.50 each, and the ceramic tile things ($1 each) are for covering the bottom of the forge, as they are easily replaceable and should wear better than the super soft Isolite bricks.
Thus, I'm into the forge for around $40 (not counting the other stuff I already have from the other forge I built,the gas regulator, the popane tank etc).
This is the basic idea, with a back piece too.
I'm going to cut the bricks a bit,to make better, tighter joints, and then I'll wrap the whole thing in fairly thin plate metal to make it durable and somewhat portable.
To cut the blocks, I just use a hacksaw, works well, but you DO wear the blades out. Took two blades, could have taken three really, as the last cuts I was wishing for a new blade! (I only had two hacksaw blades ).
This is what a cut brick looks like.
The bottom two bricks cut.....
The sides in place.........
........with the shelf tiles in place.
OK, the bottom, side and top are done!
On to the back, this took a bit of noodling and some cutting, but I like the way it turned out, I don't think I'll have much trouble with it.......
Taken apart to give you an idea of the joint.....
last one, need to start anohter post!