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. Cut the hole and drop the drum in. Now you have a decent sized forge, large fire pot and plenty of room to store working fuel, lay tools and support stock you're working on. The cinder blocks aren't great for table legs but will work if you can get them tall enough but you'll still have stability problems. I have 3 of those 12v inflate all blowers, they're de BOMB for remote set ups. All a person needs is a little black pipe and a camp fire to be up and forging. If I were working a coal forge and that's what I had I wouldn't replace it unless something much better fell in my lap. Frosty The Lucky. ---------------------------------------- ThomasTheRebelPosted 10 minutes ago · Report
  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.
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    Brake drum forge

    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