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Thomas H.

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  1. I need some help, I would like to purchase a forge blower and all I find are overpriced antiques. I was thinking I could build a Japanese bellow box, but my preference is a hand crank forge blower that is in a $55 to no more than $100. at this rate I am desperate.
  2. ThomasPowersWell you need to slit opposing sides or add a fence so you can pile fuel up and slip your stock through the middle of the hot spot, I did a fence and my small brake drum forge became my top billet welding forge. Looks like too much air do you have a control system worked out? --------------------------------------- FrostyThat's a good start It'll let you make more than enough items to sell and upgrade. Keep your eyes open for a steel table or cart, washing machine lids work a treat but you gotta make legs. Then mark a circle the drum will drop into but the rim won't pass through.
  3. This is my brake drum forge. I made for around $50. I start it by a little bit of charcoal and then once the charcoal is hot enough I will add the coke. I removed the black rubber pipe where the forge blower is. (which is an air matress inflater, thats temporary) I know it isn't the best forge. But it's all I could do.
  4. This is my brake drum forge. I made for around $50. I start it by a little bit of charcoal and then once the charcoal is hot enough I will add the coke. I removed the black rubber pipe where the forge blower is. (which is an air matress inflater, thats temporary) I know it isn't the best forge. But it's all I could do.
  5. I bought a new anvil on ebay about a month ago, and I chipped it, unfortunately it cost me $256 dollars and $66 in shipping and tax, it is 125 lb pounds, it is hardened forge steel, heat treated, and has a Rockwell hardness of 52. So how should I fix the chipped edge? And how should I dress the anvil. I have a picture before I chipped and painted it black.
  6. I bought a new anvil on ebay about a month ago, and I chipped it, unfortunately it cost me $256 dollars and $66 in shipping and tax, it is 125 lb pounds, it is hardened forge steel, heat treated, and has a Rockwell hardness of 52. So how should I fix the chipped edge? And how should I dress the anvil. I have a picture before I chipped and painted it black.
  7. I am assembling a brake drum forge and I was wondering possible forge blowers ideas. I was wondering if a leaf blower might do that trick. But I am afraid the force of the air will send the hot coals airborne. A hairdryer maybe, but not really on my top list because I am afraid that it will break from over heating. My best shot I guess is probably picking up a BBQ hand crank blower, but I am not sure. If there are any websites that sell forge blowers or bellows for under $100 or less please let me know. And let me know any other ideas that are handy in a blacksmith shop
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