Almost done w/ forge constuction!! in Blacksmithing, General Discussion Posted June 5, 2005 There are enough sources of air available at little or no cost that you should have no problems in the air department. Bwilloughby came up with a novel approach for his air problem by converting a HVAC whole house furnace fan to a blower for his forge. Jim Carothers solved his air problem in another direction, by using what the neighbor threw into the trash. You will have to look up BP0128 Forge Blower to find out what he started with to get the fan :wink: I am sure there is at least one available very close to your location LOL. Both of these will move a LOT more air than you need for a solid fuel forge. Plan on venting, diverting, or using a valve of some sort to keep the excess air away from the forge. Hint: A fellow could put a "Y" or "T" in the air line and use the excess air to cool the blacksmith. But do not overlook the little blowers that still a LOT of air for their size. This one was recycled from a junk yard and has been in service over two years. It puts out too much air for my forge and I vent the excess. . If you had a big kitchen table you, some scrap wood, and a little canvas, you could just build your own bellows. See BP0127 Bellows An old hair dryer, vacumn cleaner on the blow side, and lots of other things have been used. You need to find out what is available in your area and put it into service making air.