Primitive Technology: Iron prills

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Primitive Technology : It's mostly cast iron because I added too much charcoal powder. Previous attempts (at home, not in the wild) yielded malleable iron that could be hammered flat. I thought that such a short furnace would be too oxidizing but it turns out ok. Any iron smelters feel free to ask questions/ offer advice bellow. Thanks.

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killing530 : a piece of molten iron flies towards his wrist at 8:22 and he casually flicks it off... primitive level savagery.

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Hoang-Viet Tran : so close to the iron age! I love it! update: this comment kinda got big so just wanted to say more. these videos are so fun and interesting to watch. I love how he explains his whole process

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Mist : New level unlocked : *The Iron Age*

Dylan Mcneil : should try smelting copper, it's easier to smelt and would allow you some basic metal tools that you could use to make stuff for smelting iron.

Eusophocleas : The Japanese had a method of using "tamahagane," or "Jewel Steel" to make their blades. They used iron sand, a source of iron ore to make their blades and such. That's what a quick search says. The point I'm working towards is perhaps you'd need to find a more sufficient source of ore, maybe make a hike to a high part of the mountain and look for rocks with a rustic streak in them, or for red/odd colored sand. Once you've smelted good ore down you need to gently hammer it, that's why you had red hot bits flying at you. Be patient and heat it back up when it goes dull red. You want it to become solid before you start pounding away, make some stone tools to help you cut it in half and then reforge it back into one piece. This will even out the carbon content. You're headed for blacksmithing inch by inch.

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Ian Hayden : "Next week on Primitive Technology: making a handgun"

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Jordan De Knikker : By far my most favorite episode. I had a few suggestions to improve your yield. Can the iron bacteria powder be dehydrated in a kiln? I saw a video of English smiths that roasted their ore samples over heat to remove moisture and impurities before forging. Perhaps that would mitigate slag production. I'd also LOVE to see a water-powered ball-mill to help grind down the charcoal and iron oxide to maximize surface area for reactivity. Maybe a fired clay cylinder with those prills inside just rotating on a water wheel? A good sequel for this AND the Monjolo hammer. Keep it up! EDIT: "slag", not "slang"

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