Date:July 28,2011
Location:OABA  CanIron VIII, Fergus, ON
See also: Darrell Markewitz's ironsmelting site
Team: Neil Peterson, Richard Schwietzer, Dave Cox
Premise: Teach blacksmiths to smelt
Furnace Design
Type  EconoNorse in a can (enclosed fire brick), tap arch 
Extraction  dismantled 
Diameter  25 cm 
Height  85 cm 
Volume  41703.125 cm^{3} 
Tuyure Type  ceramic tube 
Tuyere height from base  20 cm 
Tuyere penetration into furnace  2 cm 
Tuyere angle  22 deg 
Base design  natural set base cm 
Burn Details
Bellow Type  blower 
Avg Air rate  unknown litres per minute 
Total Charcoal Mass  46 Kg 
Avg Burn rate  min per 2 Kg 
Ore Type  DD1 
Total Mass of Ore  22 Kg 
Burn Duration  5.5 Hours 
Results
Mass of Bloom  5 Kg 
Bloom Type  high carbon 
Yield  22% 
Notes  nice soft workable iron 
Reports of all of our iron smelting efforts along with more articles and information are available on the "Iron Smelting in the Viking Age" CD from the Wareham Forge. Copies of the CD can be purchased here. 
Dr. Ross looking for more charcoal to smash  Smelter 2nd layer  Furnace  Tapping slag 
Pulling bloom  Compacting bloom 
TIME  EVENT  ORE  CHARCOAL  AIR  
REL.  ELAP.  ADD (scoops) 
AMT (Kg) 
TOTAL (Kg) 
ADD (buckets) 
AMT (Kg) 
TOTAL (Kg) 
SET.  VOL. (litre/min) 

0  Switch to graded charcoal  
1205  X  2  2  
7  1212  X  2  4  
7  1219  X  3  6  
1229  X  
21  1230  It is likely a bucket of charcoal was missed here  X  4  8  
1233  X  
1237  X  
12  1242  X  X  5  10  
1243  X  1  
1249  X  
11  1253  X  X  6  12  
1256  X  
1303  X  2  
1304  X  
13  1306  X  X  7  14  
1313  X  
10  1316  X  8  16  
1317  X  3  
1319  X  
1325  X  
12  1328  X  9  18  
1329  X  
1337  X  
16  1344  X  4  X  10  20  
1345  X  
1350  X  
1351  X  
11  1355  X  5  X  11  22  
1359  X  
1400  X  
1401  X  
1404  X  6  
1407  X  
1408  X  
15  1410  X  X  12  24  9  
1417  X  7  
1418  X  
1420  X  
1423  X  
14  1424  X  13  26  
1425  X  
1427  X  8  
1429  X  
1431  X  
1433  X  
13  1437  X  9  X  14  28  
1441  X  
1444  X  
9  1446  X  X  15  30  
1447  X  10  
1449  X  
1451  X  
1454  X  
1456  X  
12  1458  X  X  16  32  
1500  X  
1503  X  
1505  X  
10  1508  X  11  X  17  34  
1512  X  
1513  X  
1514  X  
1514  X  
1514  X  12  
1515  X  
1516  X  
1518  X  
1519  X  
12  1520  X  13  X  18  36  
1523  X  
1523  X  
1523  X  
1524  X  14  
1527  X  
1528  X  
12  1532  X  19  38  
1533  X  
1534  X  
1534  X  15  
1536  X  
1537  X  
1538  X  
1539  X  
1543  X  
1543  X  16  
12  1544  X  X  20  40  
1545  X  
1547  X  
1551  X  
1551  X  17  
1554  X  
1555  X  
12  1556  X  X  21  42  
1557  X  18  
1600  X  
1601  X  
1602  X  
1607  X  19  
12  1608  X  X  22  44  
1610  X  
1610  X  
1612  9.5  
1613  X  
1614  X  20  
1615  X  
1615  X  
1617  X  
1617  X  21  
10  1618  X  23  46  
1619  X  
1619  X  
1625  X  
1625  X  
1626  X  22  
1626  X  
13  1631  X  24  48  
1632  X  
1632  X  
1637  X  
1637  X  23  
1638  X  
1638  X  
1641  X  
1641  X  
13  1644  X  X  25  50  
1644  X  24  
1646  X  
1647  X  
1653  X  
1653  X  
1655  X  25  
1656  X  
13  1657  X  26  52  
1659  X  
1700  X  
1700  X  
1703  X  26  
1703  X 
Reports of all of our iron smelting efforts along with more articles and information are available on the "Iron Smelting in the Viking Age" CD from the Wareham Forge. Copies of the CD can be purchased here. 