Induction heater = small electric forge

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2376524512 e546937fd0 450x337 Induction heater = small electric forge

This will never fit in my apartment. (img by tmib_seattle)

My dreams of axe-making are coming closer to fruition… Well, sort of. I’m still not sure I can forge metal in my apartment without anyone noticing.

Still, though, there’s a really cool project on Hack a Day for building a small induction heater so you can do away with pesky charcoal.

If you’ve ever wanted to forge, cast, or smelt metal, this project is right up your alley. It’s a 30 kVA induction heater built by [bwang] over on Instructables. It gets hot enough to melt and forge steel, iron, and aluminum.

Check it out, and let me know if you’ve got garage space near Seattle…

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