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Thanks Bear of Canada. Simple, cheap and effective.
I built one of these a couple of weeks ago and it works pretty well. Some of the things I noticed are: a) it works much better with MAPP gas instead of propane, b) it takes a while to heat up especially the first time, c) the insulation starts to deteriorate after only a couple of uses, you'll see some dust on your work surface after each use. In all it does work and is useable but if you plan on doing any amount of forging you'll be better served building a real forge. If a small forge will serve your needs take a look on youtube for the brake drum forge, seems pretty simple to build and I think will last longer than the propane forge.