Wolf's Den Armoury Posted November 8, 2009 Share Posted November 8, 2009 (edited) everal years ago, I received my forge (as well as the rest of my smithing equipment) as payment for some historical reenactment maille I had made for a client. It sat pretty much idle for probably 5 years until a little over a month ago when I had a sudden *need* to fire her up. (don't laugh...you know you've been there) Anyway, I noticed a fairly substantial crank on one side of the firepot A buddy came over with his arc welder and "stitched" up the crack on the inside of the firepot, so that seems to be fixed for now, but what's a bit of a concern to me right now is the rather decent sized hole that seems to have developed around the tuyere... It's also migrated to a spot in the firepot where open air is visible (it's large enough that some good sized chunks of nugget coal have fallen through! So I guess my question is..... 1) what would be the best way to repair this well-used old soldier? I'm fairly certain that it's cast iron. 2) would it really be worth it? Should I just start over and make a new one? It actually feels bad to think I may have to actually retire this old forge. (my wife keeps threatening to turn her into a planter) Edited November 8, 2009 by Wolf's Den Armoury Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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