Irondragon Forge & Clay

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  1. Unless you have a way to control the air output, I would say the shop vac is the problem putting out too much air. Wood/charcoal needs a lower air blast than coal.
  2. My theory is you can do small (light) work on a big anvil but can't do big (heavy) work on a small anvil.
  3. Very good news indeed, we are happy for you.
  4. It probably could be done, however it would take forever to get a usable amount of charcoal.
  5. My shop is equipped with a swamp cooler. Even if I don't hook up the water the fan does a good job of moving air and the shop is shaded by trees so I stay relatively comfortable but still have to wear a sweat band to keep my glasses clear.
  6. I just level my stumps with my chainsaw and torpedo level. After all I'm not making furniture.
  7. Debi & I hope everything is going well. Keeping you in our thoughts and you get back to the keyboard soon.
  8. If you go here there are many interesting threads about them. https://www.iforgeiron.com/forum/66-induction-heating-oil-forges-etc/
  9. Being a diesel mechanic in a previous life, I would have to see if I could get it going. Never have I seen a diesel forge. More pictures please of the table & fire pot (burner) etc. Here is a thread about oil burner forges on the bladesmith's forum. https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/21694-oil-burner-forge/
  10. My choice would be my grandfathers 2 lb cross pein hammer my Star power hammer and a pair of v-jaw tongs. I don't consider my espresso machine a tool.
  11. From the first picture, it's obvious it saw a lot of work. Good job cleaning it up.
  12. I've never used an Emerson anvil. It would depend on how sharp the edges are if you need to radius them or not. As far as protecting it from rust, bees wax will work or transmission fluid or any number of rust preventives. Here is an old thread about the Emerson.
  13. I guess I'll stop when I fill up my 60 acres.
  14. Have only used these once in the 10 or so years I've owned them. They are 34 inches OAL with 8 inch jaws and will cut some stout sheet metal. The other one is the electrified wet wheel in the background.
  15. Oh my, grinding on the face of an anvil.