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Red53

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  1. Sorry for the late reply thought I hit reply a week ago The bar sitting in a groove I made running down the stump. I thinking of bending threaded around the bar and drilling through the stump to lock it in place but also allows me to remove it when I'm done weekend. As for the forge height it's fine for now I'll build something later for it to be higher. But I will be using some of the old fire bricks I have laying around to build higher walls for a bigger fire.
  2. Finally got to work on stuff and found out I need to cut about 5" off the anvil and surround the fire a little higher with old fire bricks to build up a bigger fire. But this is what I did one is a lawnmower blade and a random piece of metal I found in the bush don't know what it's from but it's been there probably 20 years maybe family owned the land for 30 years. So this was just a trial run. Looking forward to see what I can do later on once I fix the issues I've found
  3. They just lifted the fire ban and I finshed putting one of my anvils on the stump still a little work but I going to use tie-downs too hold it in place for the time being and I made the forge
  4. I haven't work on any projects yet do to fire bans in the area and setting up my anvils. But I'm curious on what's your guys favorite projects to make whether it be blades, decorative, historical, art whatever it is. Personally I want to make some historical knives/daggers and functional/decorative (towel holders, coat hooks, etc)things for my cabin.
  5. I have 2 weeks to figure out what I going to do with it. I'm planning on adding another layer of mix but I ran out. I don't even know when I can fire it up do to the fire ban in affect. so I probably work on mounting a railway track on end and a bar that's about 2x3in and maybe 4ft long to the stump
  6. First time doing it so I made a mistake with the amount of water. It was all good until I hit the bottom of the mixing bucket but It has time to dry. The pipe can be moved at anytime. I'm not planning on doing big projects until I get used to moving metal. So how high the sides don't really matter yet.
  7. I know it's been a year since I originally posted but I finally made my first forge. I used a metal drum cut in thirds and double layered the inside. Now I have to wait 2 week or more do to fire bans in the area but at least it can fully dry.
  8. Nickname was bigred turned to red overtime and 53 was my football number
  9. Thank you guy's I think I should clarify the things I'd change was more of how I was. I was 6.2 going in to high school and 6.5 leaving it I believed I had to fit the cookie cutter of if your big and tall you had to be quiet but intimidating to those around you and I didn't have much to say anyway. I never let myself get loose that's where I'd advise young me on. As for the schooling bit I was not overly concerned it's just looking back more options would have been nice.
  10. I'm not sure if I count in this talk since I'm only 23. I'd have to say go for it you can only fail or get rejected and forget everyone else they won't matter in a few years. live the way you decide don't let others decide for you. if I actually saw myself back in high school I'd punch myself in the face then list off all the things wrong with him and ask that girl to dance at grad also go to university or college
  11. Thank you guy for the help I'm going to test the clay mix a couple of different ways to see what one works best for my forge
  12. How thick should I go and what the best ratio of clay to sand
  13. Hi everyone I'm still in the planning stages of set up the forge. I'm thinking of use the sand and clay mix for the base of my 36" fire pit but I'm wondering how it holds up to the weather like rain and snow. Also wondering what type of clay you guys use . I'm going to use a air mattress pump and pipes.
  14. Thanks for all the ideas and information
  15. Hi everyone. I'm hoping for advice on my rr track anvil stand on how to quit it down and how to set up the stand. I have a 6 foot log and I'm thinking of sinking it maybe 2 feet into the mud/clay soil but that's as far as I got. Any help would be appreciated
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