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Found 8 results

  1. This is my work in progress traveling barrel forge...need to finish the tuyere & mount the brake drum / leg straps etc. I can't decide what to vent the top of the barrel with pipe wise...Black 8"pipe? This will be sitting outside and burning charcoal & coal. So what do you think? Will this work? Should I keep the pipe to the back of the barrel so it's offset from the fire pot or should I vent it directly over the firepot? O
  2. I have this forge. Wish I'd made it from a normal 55gal barrel but didn't. It's a little smaller diameter. I would like to add a portable hood to it. So the whole thing would be portable, and the hood would be optional, say, for when I need the room and the hood gets in the way, I just pull it away. I found several good designs with stacked barrels, but mine isn't 55-gallon size and they look really large. Here's my idea. Will this draw, do you think? Or will breeze outside just laugh at it? I'm not sure if the 5 gallon buckets could be stacked very well if they are tap
  3. After looking into different options for my forge blower (hairdryer, electric duct fans, vacuum cleaners, car heater blowers) I decided to try building my own. After a lot of research on this site and others I concluded that I want a handcranked blower. I didn't have a build plan other than that the only case suitable for a blower was 200l barrel. Other than that I had to use whatever scrap I had lying around. The case is a 230mm cut from the top end of the barrel. The lid sealing the case is a piece of 1,5mm sheet I already had. The axle for the fan is a length of 30mm hydraulic tube and
  4. Handcranked forge blower made from parts of 200l barrel, frame of an old sofa, excercise cycle, bicycle, pieces of 1,5mm and 4mm steel plate, 30mm hydraulic tube and two 3,5€ chinese bearings mounted in cuts from 60mm pipe.
  5. Made a fitting for 125mm flexible al tube to the business end of the blower. Now it's hooked up to the forge.
  6. The fan blades are cut from the barrel sides.
  7. Back side. The frame is made from random bits of scrap in a hurry and it shows.
  8. Front side. By far the ugliest thing I've ever built.
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