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So I want to start blacksmithing and have been reading all of the threads about how to make your own forge. I have compiled a few ideas and this is what I have come up with. I want to clay the brake rotor/ fire pot but can't find any fire clay if any one knows where I could get some it would be greatly appreciated.
Hello everyone! I'm hopefully going to be taking over a very old forge in a heritage area. It is an old boat yard forge on a canal where they used to make the lock gates and other waterways metal work. The forge has been disused since the 1920's but has just been restored. The current plan is to run it as a business, within public view either every day, afternoons or weekends (still working this out as I'm weighing up how much I can make from the public vs how much they will slow me down) I am currently on the NHIG bursary until August and will be taking over at that point. I went