Wayne Coe
I am Wayne Coe. I am an Artist Blacksmith who makes a few knives each year.
I registered on this forum when it first got started but never became active.
I have designed a 2X72 belt grinder that is quite unique and I sell a DVD for how to build it.
I also sell the motors, VFDs and wiring kits for the grinder.
I have also designed a gas forge and have free attachments for how to build it as well as free attachments for building Ribbon burners on the Forge Supplies page of my web-site, http://www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com.
I sell supplies for building Gas Forges and Ribbon Burners. 
My goal is to help Blacksmiths and Bladesmiths  obtain the tools, equipment and knowledge they need and at prices they can afford.

Let me know if I can help you.  I prefer communication by e-mail, waynecoe@highland.net.
Wayne Coe Artist Blacksmith 729 Peters Ford Road Sunbright, Tennessee 37872 waynecoe@highland.net http://www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com
 706-273-8017
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Hank Rearden
Hello Wayne,
Glad your here. Always open to suggestions and rules are simple. Use the golden rule. Anway, let me know if you have any questions. I'll hrlp you if I can.
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ggraham
Wayne has helped me several times with rebuilding my gas forge, advice and supplies. His web site has a lot of good information.

Thanks again Wayne.

George Graham
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Scrambler82
Hey Wayne Coe,

You probably do not remember me from the other site, (I Forge Iron) or from my purchases from you but Welcome !

This guy is great to buy from, his knowledge is a Blessing for a Novice like me, he directed me to the best coating to use on the inside of my New Gas Forge and had all kinds of info to share.  Easy to talk with, makes good suggestions, fast shipping !

http://www.waynecoeartistblacksmith.com, check him out it you haven't already !

I hope you find this a friendly place to stay and put in your two cents.

Again 
Welcome !
Do It Right The First Time !
GrevB
Location: SoCal, USA
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Scrambler82
Wayne,

1) A question about your Gas Forge Coatings, is there a measurement for the mix ?

2) How long do you let each coat dry before applying the next ?

3) AND how many coats are best ?

Thanks for your time and product you sell !


You answered the first question for me a while back but I lost a lot of e-mails and yours was one of the lost !
Thx
Do It Right The First Time !
GrevB
Location: SoCal, USA
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Wayne Coe
Grev, the Kast-0-Lite is applied in one layer over the ceramic blanket.  Mix it with as little water as required to form a mortar consistency.  The more water added lengthens the curing time and weakens the casting.  Apply about 1/2" thick.  Curing time will vary depending on humidity, how much water was used and if you use some method to speed up curing.  ie putting a light bulb in side, placing a fan blowing through the forge, I put it in the kitchen oven at max heat for about 3 hours.  Wait until your wife goes to Wal-Mart to use this method.  It will not damage the oven or smell the place up.
After the Kast-0-Lite has cured paint on one pint of Plistix or Metrikote.  It will air dry in an hour or so.

Let me know if I can help you.

Wayne Coe Artist Blacksmith 729 Peters Ford Road Sunbright, Tennessee 37872 waynecoe@highland.net http://www.WayneCoeArtistBlacksmith.com
 706-273-8017
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Scrambler82
Thanks Wayne.

I forgot to mention I have fire brick inside of my gas forge, sorry.

So I am thinking one pint of the Metrikote (I purchased two from you) but that bring up the real question, "How to mix the Metrikote" ?   If I remember correctly, and my mind isn't remembering much lately, your info was to mix it in a thin paste and brush it on until it is gone!

My problem is 
everything I do has instructions, (OCD), and I wanted to make sure I get it right the first time around, is there any set rule of mixology that gives me a mix that works ?

I wish I hadn't lost so many e-mails, not sure now on a lot of things.

Thanks for your reply and your time... I'll be back !
Do It Right The First Time !
GrevB
Location: SoCal, USA
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Scrambler82
Below is a response from Wayne to me, he states he is having a problem posting this message.
So here it is, anyone interested.

Also, if anyone is having problems with your Forge Walls, Floors, Ceilings... contact Wayne before you buy something to repair your Forge, ask him questions first.  
If he can help you he will, even if he doesn't get a sale, he was there for me when I started my set up !

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Hi Scrambler82,


Sandy, I have tried numerous times to respond to your question but for some reason it will not post.  I get a message in red that "You must enter a message to post".
This is what I have been trying to post.  Maybe you can take this and post it for me.

Sandy, I do not recommend fire brick inside a forge, it is a heat sink.  Instead cast the interior, over the Inswool, with Kast-0-Lite, then paint the Metrikote over the Kast-0-Lite after the casting has cured.
Mix the Metrikote thin like oil stain or milk (not butter milk).


METRIKOTE
INFRARED REFLECTIVE TOP COAT 

Metrikote is an infrared reflective top coat with a high alumina content.  It is designed for use in forges and will reflect the infrared rays back into the interior of the forge, increasing the efficiency of the forge and reducing the temperature of the outside forge shell.
Mix with water to a consistency of  Oil Stain.  

1 pint = 1 ½ # 1 pint  $20.00

Wayne Coe                                                                             
729 Peters Ford Road                                                             
Sunbright, Tennessee 37872
423-628-6444
waynecoe@highland.net
http://www.waynecoeartistblacksmith.com
Do It Right The First Time !
GrevB
Location: SoCal, USA
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Scrambler82
Waye,
If possible... could you check out this post:  "https://www.theironforgefire.com/post/how-does-someone-protect-their-forge-bottom-from-borax-9866427?pid=1305688903#post1305688903" !

Thanks
Do It Right The First Time !
GrevB
Location: SoCal, USA
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