Hello all....I watched a show on TV a while back called Forged in Fire. I'm sure you've heard of it. It was pathetic, really, to see how easily I got hooked. First, I built a 2 x 72 inch belt grinder. I am not a steel guy. I have been wood working and doing reno's for many years but I am not a steel guy. Took a welding course 30 years ago and thats about the extent of it. I was amazed at how well the grinder ( sander? ) worked. That's when I got real stupid and started playing with a propane burner. Yes, yes, I disregarded all the warnings I came across and did it anyway. But only after doing extensive research first. I have a single burner forge built out of 1/4 inch plate all around. It is open at each end with a 4 x 6 inch hole and I can brick the ends in. It is lined with 2 layers of fire brick on the bottom and a single layer on sides and ceiling. My burner is a 1 inch stainless steel pipe with a 1 1/2 coupling at the burn end and a 1 inch stainless T on the top which I drilled through and stuck a mig welding tip into for my jet. This is not what I started with but it is what works. I have no training and learning from trial and error. I have 2 rules: never start it up without fire prevention in place. Never leave it un-attended. My brother-in-law got me a bunch of files from a steel shop and so far I have made 5 knives or...4 knives and 1 dagger and the best thing is, I haven't burned down my house and my wife is still here.