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  1. Hi everyone! I recently upgraded from my makeshift charcoal forge to an old rivet forge with a foot pedal cranked blower. Now that I started using coal, I have a problem with the rivet forge, whenever I blow air into the coal, it doesn't seem to warm up unless I crank the clinker breaker, and a lot of the heart of the fire falls down in the ash dump. This wastes a lot of fuel and makes my fire go hollow. But if I don't do this then my metal won't go above a red heat. Is this a fire management issue? Or is it something related to the forge. I'm guessing that small bits of coal c
  2. Hi again! So, I’d like to begin with what I have and what I’ve tried so far. I have a very thick cast iron rivet forge. If this was EVER meant to be portable, then it must have been for MUCH bigger/stronger dudes than me! (6’4”, 275lbs) It has no identifying marks or instructions to clay, but it certainly could have as it’s missing the original wind screen and I believe the tuyere/champion blower/mounting bracket may have come from a different forge. Currently, I’m struggling with ways to keep the grate in place. When I got the forge it came with a cast iron floor drain of sorts
  3. Hey all! I bought this old rust bucket coal forge. I believe the term I’ve seen used is “rivet forge”. Zero make/model marks, that I can find. Tore the whole thing apart, replaced the pump handle, drive belt, and all the nuts n bolts. Three of the blades were busted off the blower fan, so I fabbed up some new ones, and attached them to the existing fan. Sprayed all the parts with a high temp, rust resistant paint, and reassembled the whole thing, only to have it NOT PUMP, SPIN, OR BLOW AIR!!!! Please help. The belt is nice n tight, the handle has room to maneuver, and the new fan b
  4. I am using a rivet forge and the blast is supplied by a hand cranked blower. Plenty of draft. The airblast comes in through a flat plate at the bottom of the forge. The diameter of the fire is too small for the length of the pieces I am working on. Any suggestions how to increase the diameter or at least make it longer in one direction ? Thanks
  5. Hi all! My Hero Forge saga continues :-) I picked up this forge abou ta month ago, it's all belt driven, whereas most rivet forges I've seen have a quarter gear that moves the flywheel, this one has two belts instead of the gear..... I took the whole thing apart and cleaned it all up, got everything moving and spinning the way it should be. Got it all back together, started to test out to get ready for new homemade leather belts.... using Paracord to get the right sizes ;-) Well, I think I have the wrong flywheel.... the flywheel should spin clockwise in order to s
  6. Hi everyone I recently acquired a 3 legged rectangular forge never had a fire in it. Unfortunately the crank gear has a 2in piece broken out. Does anyone have a 12in Champion gear that they would be willing to sell? Here is a picture
  7. Hello everyone, I believe this is my first post on I Forge Iron. I am in some need of some help and advice. I purchased a rough Champion 401 rivet forge from a blacksmith in Townsend, DE for about $50. The blower is in pretty much mint condition, minus the wasp's nests and caked on grease and dirt I cleaned out of the fan area. The rusted out legs were basically fused into the mounting brackets, but managed to free them and replace them (took a month of chiseling and filing). I will be replacing the rusted out, paper thin base pan bottom with a new 1/8" thick plate. The only problem I am
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