Irondragon Forge & Clay

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    Carroll County, Arkansas U.S.A.

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    Blacksmithing as a Career

    One piece of advice I always give to someone just finishing High school and are trying to decide what to do as a career, is to join one of the military services (Navy or USCG are my favorites). You learn a lot not taught in any school about life and get benefits for continuing education when your term is up.
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    The Canadian Giant No. 25

    Welcome to IFI Broad River Forge, If you edit your profile to show your location we won't have to dunn you for it when answers are dependent on where in the world you are located. This thread will help you get the best out of the forum. READ THIS FIRST
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    Right or left?

    The best way to "think out of the box" is to not get into it in the first place.
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    anvil ID

    However if it's like most meetings, there will be some barking & growling. It looks like a wrought iron base with a hardened face forge welded on and someone who welded on the edges that didn't know what they were doing. Without some markings it's hard to even guess on the maker but it looks old from the pictures. How is the ring & rebound over the whole face? If they are good it is a perfectly serviceable anvil.
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    Right or left?

    I say what ever you are most comfortable with that works for you. I have one anvil to the right of the forge and the horn is to the right. Another anvil is directly behind the forge and the horn is to the left. Both anvils are within a step & a half from the forge. I have no problem with my hammer hand over the hardy hole because it does not contain any tooling when I'm working on the horn.
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    Advice on Materials!

    There is a list of suppliers here, I haven't bought any in a long time so I can't really recommend one.
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    Advice on Materials!

    I would probably use 5160, others may have a favorite though.
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    welding 44w to a415

    Welcome to IFI Darryl, I suggest reading this to get the best out of the forum. READ THIS FIRST We won't remember your location once leaving this thread, hence the suggestion to edit your profile to show it.
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    Is this wrought iron?

    If you have to repair them, remember WI works at a higher heat than steel.
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    Multiple tuyeres

    Must say, I've never seen that configuration but an interesting idea none the least, would make for a big fire with all three running.
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    old farriers rasps

    I doubt you will get an answer, seeing as Horseshoer1983 hasn't been on the forum since 1/3/2010.
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    Multiple tuyeres

    You probably need to expand on the "multiple tuyeres" do you mean one pipe with many holes in a bottom blast configuration or more than one pipe in a side blast.
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    Found My Dad's Old Anvil

    No sticky I know of but this thread is pretty good and the link Glenn posted.
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    Finally started building my forge

    Looks pretty good. The only suggestion I have would be to move the blower mounting closer to the corner, that way it would be closer to the side you are working off of and you would be able to adjust the handle for a longer throw if you wanted to..
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    What advice would you give to you?

    Spend more time with your mentor, for you never know when it will end.