the hangman Posted January 11, 2010 Share Posted January 11, 2010 I just assembled a brake drum forge and used it for the first time last weekend. It actually worked better than I expected. However, I did see some of its shortcommings: Having no table makes it difficult to add more green coal to the edges of the fire and keep the coke in the center. Also I didn't have any place to set down my tongs or anything. Of course this brake drum forge is only temporary - but I would like to for a while yet untill I learn a little more. However, I would like to improve it a little right now by building a simple table around it - maybe 24" x 36" . I really don't have the metal working tools to fabricate a metal table - Do you think I could build a table by laminating several peices of 5/8" drywall with a wood frame below it ? I would be used outside - but stored in my shed. I just want it to last maybe a year. - I will be getting some lessons from an experianced blacksmith - but he won't be available untill summer and want to learn a little on my own Thanks Jeff Hey - It looks like a cannot edit my misspelled word in my subject line - now I look like an idiot Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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