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16 hours ago, Chelonian said:

 

It's not super ideal since I do have to hurry a bit back and forth between the anvil and the forge. (the forge is a side blast jabod in the barbecue in the background of the second photo) Unfortunately I can't think of any way to make them closer together, since if the forge was any closer, the barn doors wouldn't have clearance to close, and I also don't want it to be a fire hazard to the barn.

Not a bad set up.  If you're there with it while it's burning, you shouldn't have an issue with it being in the barn.  And you can still forge when the weather is bad.

17 hours ago, Frosty said:

Settlers Bay, no kidding!? That's 5 minutes from us.

Putting in 80 hr. weeks could turn him into one of those rich guys who . . . Nevermind, rule violation bubbling to the surface. I'll be good.

Deb and I have special dinners there a couple times a year. What's he do?

Frosty The Lucky.

He's the Executive Chef.  Nice food there.  I've only ever been there twice.  Once before he was working there.  He was at Great Bear back then.

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a Dolly or 2wheel hand cart, and just work outside.  they have the popup roofs to block the sun which are fairly inexpensive.  

the only reason I even am saying something is that the distance will affect your actual forge time and once you move into forge welding it can make a difference there especially.  

I love working in old structures.   Having a good chimney system is the only way to go.. I prefer stone or brick walls or steel over any other surface.  

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I can't really have the forge in the barn, since I don't see any way to set up a chimney in there. I can't have the chimney go through the ceiling since the barn has more stories above it, and the barn doors need to be able to close at night, so I can't set up anything permanent going out the door.

I used to work outdoors, but I've found that I much prefer this. I think the photo makes the distance look greater than it actually is. I'm only taking a couple steps, and oftentimes I'll keep the wire brush next to the forge, and brush the scale off the piece on the way over to the anvil. That way I'm not really losing much time. I haven't done much forge welding yet, but when I do I just bring a section of RR track out next to the forge, and use that as my anvil.

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I have exactly the same situation with my forge in the garage (can’t put in a chimney, have to close the doors at night), so I made this setup:

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Since this photo was taken, I’ve mounted the supports on a wheeled cart, so I can set it up and take it down in about 90 seconds. Works perfectly, even without a significant vertical rise in the flue. 

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Ars longa, vita brevis.

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“Art is long, life is short.”

”Art is forever” would be “Ars in sempiternum”.

Either way, carpe diem. 

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8 hours ago, MrTMichaud said:

He's the Executive Chef.  Nice food there.  I've only ever been there twice.  Once before he was working there.  He was at Great Bear back then.

He's doing a good job, the food is excellent. Maybe if I dropped your name. . . :)?

New Year's Eve is a good time for a late supper or hang in the bar, Anchorage holds it's fireworks displays just off downtown and it's plainly visible from our side of the Inlet and Settler's Bay is warm, comfy and has big windows. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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I'm not looking for nor expecting anything special but it never hurts to know which elbows to rub you know. ;)

Frosty The Lucky.

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