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  1. That's a good idea Frosty. My thoughts were to bake it in the oven for about 4 hrs. at a couple hundred degrees be fore firing it.
  2. Hello again fellas, As always I appreciate your replies. So the perlite / mortar mix is in the fire pot and it is curing, hope to put a fire in it this weekend and see what happens. Really like the idea of packing clay into the pot but already had the mortar on hand. one thing that may be nice about the design I settled on is that every thing is bolted together so it can be taken apart and altered as needed. oscer
  3. Thanks for responding folks, I know I'm putting more effort into this forge than I need to. I read a lot of material on here and this forum has been a great help. I guess my hang up is I want to build a forge that I'm satisfied with and I don't want to do it twice. oscer
  4. Hi fellas, I built a forge firepot from a brake rotor, it is only about 3" deep so I added a taper bored hunk of steel to the bottom with a triangle clinker breaker which gave it a 4" depth . I was planning to mix perlite and mortar to make this taper continuous to the top of the brake rotor, thinking this would protect the bolts and nuts from the heat. the final shape of the firepot would be 2" dia. at the bottom and a taper to 9" dia. at the top. Maybe I can skip this step though and just start forging . What do you think?
  5. OOOPS, I did post under the wrong topic, however I'm not selling anything, just asking if any one is using one. No matter, I hate to buy Chi-com stuff any way and I found an old Buffalo blower today.
  6. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Has any one tried one of these? LInk removed: First: bellows and blowers go in bellows not forges. Second: sales go in tailgating not general forum Third: ebay and other off site sales sites are not allowd. so your link has been removed.
  7. Hi fellas, I would like to build a side draft forge and have a few questions, I found an old porcelain covered cast iron sink the other day it is one with a high back that I think would make a good heat shield that I would bring the draft box right through to the fire. It also has a 2" hole in the bottom, is 1/4" thick and measures 19 5/8 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/2 deep. figured on using fire brick and refractory to bring the dimensions into 8 x 12 x 4 but I was wondering about the porcelain, probably have to grind it off? Another question is what kind of fire brick, found a cite that sells 2300 degree
  8. Hi fellas, I did a search for 12" dia. stove pipe and the prices scared me half to death. How do you build a 12" chimney on the cheap?
  9. Hi Littlemilligan, impressive installation. I really hope I don't have to spend that much time and money though. Thanks for posting.
  10. I saw a picture somewhere of a forge that had a square box going out through a window and the stove pipe was coming out the top of the box. There was no text acompanying the pic, so I don't know how well it worked. I like the idea because it would save cutting a hole in the roof. I was wondering if any of you folks have a set up like this.
  11. I think I will take your advise Alan, I have drawn this out many ways and stood in measured spaces trying to determine if there was enough room to work and I'm not convinced that the center of the 12' wall is the optimal place for a hammer. I'm also not sure 12' x 23' is a large enough space but it will have to do for now.
  12. Thanks for the replies fellas, my son has plans to build a hammer similar to the tire hammer by Clay Spencer. The shop will be 12' x 23' inside,which is one room in a 24' x 40' building, the larger room will have lathes and other machine tools so I really need the hammer isolated from the rest of the floor. I was planning on centering it on the 12' wall and leaving 2' behind it for access. It appears to be a compact installation and my son said to allow 30" x 36" opening in the floor.
  13. Hi fellas, When I have the floor poured I want to form a hole with pressure treated 2x6. Any further segestions regarding the power hammer? (I don't have one yet.)
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