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READY TO BEGIN. Eric Cox of N.C. Tool Company shows the forge on which he will demonstrate the replacement of the liner to restore the device’s heating efficiency.
Unless you’re into keg shoes and cold shoeing exclusively, you’ll need to replace your forge liner sooner or later. For the inexperienced, the job might seem more challenging than a draft horse with an attitude problem. But it’s cheaper than buying a new forge, and with guidance from an expert, replacing a liner isn’t all that tough.
So purchase a liner replacement kit from your supplier, then turn to the following help from Eric Cox and have at it. Cox works for N.C. Tool, a longtime manufacturer of forges for the farrier industry, and knows forges inside and out. He offers the following instructions.
If you have an open-end forge, mark each side as right or left to ensure that you can correctly reassemble the pieces later. If you have a back door forge, it doesn’t matter which side the ends go on.