A forge mishap and a caterpillar

This morning was like any other. I got the forge helpers their breakfast and went about our normal start-up routine. Today I was working on some smaller candle sticks so I cranked up the two burner, propane forge.

I’m setting out stock and clearing workspace when I realized the forge did not sound right. The blast was giving a higher pitch than normal and there was a distinct lack of heat radiating from the forge. I noticed that one of the burners had not caught and was just streaming small blue gas trails. I quickly grabbed for the kill value on the propane feed line as I was having visions of flying through the air via a propane catapult. Continue reading A forge mishap and a caterpillar


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