Originally Posted by 1lowtoy
im gonna try some steel bar stock from our shop and throw it on a bunsen style burner and see how long it last like some 1x1x2 and see how long it would last if i can get it close to cherry hot. only fear is heat controll wondered how long it would be in the range of the natural coals. and if its gonna be too hot at the start of the sesion i think the marbles would do the dame to hot in the beginning and taper off.
be careful that you check the alloy carefully
i dont think it will stay hot enough very long, also getting steel red hot will be like 1000+ *f so maybe the open flame is not the best option