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The new fire pot & forge is finished


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Will after all my many questions and with all the helpful information I was given my new forge and fire pot is finished. All I need now is a blower which I want order till next week. May scavenge the blower off my tire rim forge till then who knows but for now it's done.
I did add 2 wheels to the back so that all you have to do is tilt and go as it does need to be portable. I also put a wooden handle on the front for when you roll it around and as I didn't have the metal for a handle and the wood was already in my shop. Any way I was thinking if the forge is still hot and I need to move it the wood might not be so bad but then again????

Will even though I'm at a finished state for now I know it is still a work in progress as I'm sure I change things here and there as I see room for improvement. Now all I need is for my new anvil to arrive (must be on a slow non-union truck, ha! 24 yrs. a teamsters) when it does I'll be ready to roll and start working on skills and many new projects. As my wife has co-workers already putting in request for different items. I do hope there patient as I know I still have a lot to learn.
For now I excited and looking forward to doing more as I'm starting to expand a little. Thanks again to all of you who have put in on my different post it has been a very great help. I'm sure glad I found this sight as all the advice and instruction is very helpful.
Bill P

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Will I finely caved in and switched blowers and fired the new forge up. It really did answer a few questions as well as point out many things I need to learn. As for starts with charcoal it got so hot I melted a few small items I was working on. So learning how hot is hot will be a start plus not having to many irons in the fire is not good as well. As I tried working on several things at once and didn't work to well as well. I did discover in my question of blower the smaller will do just fine as the one I put on today is even smaller then what I'm going to order. So all in all I very happy the fire pot did real good and the table was a pleasure to use compared to the tire rim, I just need to start paying attention to what I'm doing and learn.

Bill P

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