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Hi everyone, I just recently joined the site and I'm a new blacksmith building my first forge. I've read a lot of threads here and elsewhere and of course watched many how-to YouTube videos on forge building. I've settled on building a brake drum forge inside of a 55 gallon drum to forge inside of my garage. For safety reasons I will only be forging with my 2 car garage door wide open, as well as the side garage door. For a chimney I'm installing a 12" vent tube to the top of the barrel which will take smoke out of the window. My question is, has anyone tried to setup a bathroom
I acquired this Buffalo Forge, but it's missing the firebox, and I can't figure out how to properly supply it with air. I plan on putting in a new firebox....probably from Centaur Forge. But it would appear that there should be two air inputs...one under the firebox and one under the rear of the forge that helps vent the smoke. It came with the pictured pipe, which has three openings. One of the openings seems to fit the rear of the forge, but that doesn't seem to make sense to me. A close look at 'Vent Pipe 2' indicates that the center opening might be for dumping ashes/debris, as there i