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  1. My new solid fuel forge. The table is 2ft x 3ft made from a sheet of 3/16 (4mm) mild steel, for the lip I used 4in x 3in angle iron to both support the table, provide a lip and allow me to bolt the top assembly to the legs which are made from 2in x 2in angle. For the firepot I used 3/8th plate welded along the edges with a 4in square hole in the base I then welded a 1/2in plate over the bottom and cut out a 3in square hole for the ash dump/ air intake, for the ash dump I used 3in square tube and 2in square tube for the air pipe cut to 2 x 45° angles so that I had a gentle 90° (which is better for air flow). Because of slope from air pipe into the ash dump I added a mini dump/inspection port at base of the turn on the air pipe. For the blower I'm going to use a 1800w hair dryer until I find something more permanent. At the bottom I have also put pictures of my homemade anvil she weighs about 150lb and is made from 2 x 1and 5/8th plates bolted together Comments and criticisms are welcome
  2. Here's my gas forge build its made of a 40 dollar air compressor tank. Has two mikey style burners which the kind folks on here have help me improve, and 2 inches of kaowool with rigidzer and refactory. Its inside deminsions are 18 in length 7 inchs wide and tall. I had to order some more refractory and will be finishing shortly.
  3. I'm a beginner blacksmith and I have made my own forge and anvil from scrap parts and thrift store purchases. The forge is awesome and I have no complaints about that investment but the anvil has some serious draw backs. I didn't know about this resource before I constructed it so I'm throwing this out to the forum to see if there is any advice on improving what I already have. I have read through many of the previous posts and all I hear is that rail anvils are worthless. I'm definitely a baller on a budget. This works and has many tool configurations that are extremely useful however it is noisy and has a depleted rebound. If there anything I can do to improve that? Here are a few pics... Let the beatings begin
  4. The plans for my forge were from a book by Randy McDaniel's and it was made from steel scraps and material donations from friends. The total cost of my forge was a $40 angle grinder (the $20 angle grinder caught fire) and $10 worth of cut off blades. The blower was from a clothes dryer, and had a rheostat, but the air restrictor on the intake worked much better. I spent a long time on the clinker breaker, but never used it and it would work better without it. Five pounds of coal gives me about 45 minutes of heat. If you continuously load it, that time is infinite. The 600° high-heat paint has never burned off, no matter how hot I run it or how long I worked. You don't need a lot of expensive tools to start with. When I started, I held the metal with Vise-Grips, then made simple tongs, then cut-off tools, coal working tools, hammers, froes, knives and a giant screw driver, so you make the forge first, then use it to make what you need. I get all of my coal out of the ground, so it is very economical to run.
  5. Hallo to everyone guys ! I wish a happy new year to all (year with love and health). I am new to this forum and generally new to blacksmithing...trying to build my first forge for sword smithing (and for b/s training of course) !!! i ordered from my local metal supplier to make me this iron forge.Its dimensions are 1.40 metrs in length , 55 cm across and 34 cm height , while the iron pieces are 4mm thic ... Now i have a problem with the inside formulation ! I dont know what to do in order to have a good and efficient-working forge .Firebricks seem too expensive...someone told me to use maltese-stone (something like that)...im in a chaos ! And the other thing that assalls me is the tuyere and the bellow part.How is it supposed to have a nice fire all over this thing? Will i need an electric bellow or a big foot-manual ? I would be glad if someone helps me !!! :) :) :) This is the thing...
  6. norrin_radd

    Coal forge

    This forge was found in a pile of junk headed to the dump. It had homemade hand cranked blower that worked pretty good, but the wooden handle grip was gone. So it was a little uncomfortable to use cranking with a metal rod. You can see the sprockets still on there, I have all the parts to it still. I got a bathroom vent fan and duct taped a length of pvc conduit and fed that into the pipe were the blower was. It actually works really well and is very quite. I think I might try hooking up a dimmer switch to it and see if that will let me regulate the flow. I lined around the "tuyeer" with some firebrick I had left over from building small gas forge (its in the background of this pic at the top) then the rest of the brick is stuff I had laying around. The scalloped landscape bricks make decent holders. All the brick is loose.
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