RoyJohn, Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge!
I will experiment with increased psi and observe melt times.
I have another question for the forum regarding forging:
What is the best hammer to forge a bar ingot for sheet?
Based on some research on the forum, for my bar ingots, I used a cross peen hammer, going at a 45 degree angle (basically diagonal), then flipped and repeated on other side…then flipped back and forged going at a 45 degree angle in the opposite direction.
But now after also seeing a rounded flat sledge hammer being used, I am wondering if I should be using a rounded flat face hammer instead of a cross peen…? I felt like the cross peen was very agressive in terms of texturing the ingot…
I figured I would ask before continuing on in my forging.
Any advice would be appreciated.