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    Newbie help!

    Check out Clay World (www.clayworld.com), which is in town. Last time I checked, they had at least three types of fire clay.
  2. Hello all. I'm Chadwick Avery from San Antonio, TX. I'm a newbie to metalwork, but it has quickly become my passion as I've learned more about how to manipulate metal. I started off welding with oxyacetylene and quickly found myself needing a forge to apply a whole lot more heat. I enjoy picking through the local scrapyards and making artistic/handy items from what I find... which seems to be called "steampunk" these days. I have a shop on Etsy and eBay where you can peruse some of the items I've made. I also build/buy/sell/trade coal/coke forges and the like on Craigslist. Perhaps most notably, I have several tons of anthracite coal that I'm chipping away at via several ads/storefronts throughout the interwebs (and yes, this is one of the reasons I build forges... to sell coal). Another point of interest is the US Cavalry forge that I recently found in an antique shop (I foolishly started a thread about it, looking for documentation, when there were already several... typical rookie mistake, I suppose. As I live in close proximity to Ft Sam Houston, there are ongoing talks about putting the forge in their museum. I hope this will happen, but I can't just donate it. I have to recover my cost and it is, therefore, for sale to any collectors out there. I wouldn't forge in it unless I were involved in war re-enactments... though it's in perfect working condition. I'd rather just look at it and show it off! That's all for now. I just wanted to say hello. Chadwick www.pranavaworks.com ebay and esty links removed as per ToS
  3. Thomas, you're right. The only other one I've seen is at http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=281416043300&alt=web and it has solid sides. With as little use as its gotten, I'm curious as to who would have done it or why unless it was to get long stock closer to the coals. I wish i could find documentation on it.
  4. An antique store. It may end up in a museum shortly, but until they get back to me, i have it listed for sale @ $700.
  5. Can anyone tell me about the history of the forge in the attached photos? Seems like a mysterious topic from what I've read thus far. Surely someone out there knows when this was made and for whom. Extra point for a link to documentation (tech manuals, etc). Thank you.
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