Re: want to use cast (unknown) metal stove as forge

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Posted by steve king on May 12, 19100 at 11:41:18:

In Reply to: Re: want to use cast (unknown) metal stove as forge posted by John Odom on May 11, 19100 at 10:34:49:

Ruth and John,

Yes, the stove is very magnetic. I have determined the density from a piece of the lid - about 2.29 lbs/in3. I overlooked something else rather obvious - it is covered with rust. So I guess there is some iron in there somewhere.

I have read that heating tool steel looses its magnetic properties when heated to cherry red or so for hardening. Think this happens at around 1500F or so. I take it that my stove, being magnetic, will likely withstand at least that much heat?


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