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Yeah, that would be about as good as a chocolate gun barrel. My furnace is cast iron capable, and I might eventually go that route, I wanted to try simple first. I didn't want to mess with the extra plumbing yet. I have a mullite sleeve at the house that may be perfect tuyere fodder for this. Worth a shot, anyways. This is not a permanent setup, I'm sure I will be rebuilding it many times.

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Didn't see this thread until i already posted my own about the coke forge i just finished. Has a Lorance fire pot. I also installed an adjustable support on the fron for large pieces. The side draft is 12" tube, and the fire box has fire brick at an angle on the bottom as a sort of smoke shelf, it draws super well. The tube stands about five feet above the peak of the shop.http://www.iforgeiron.com/forum/images/attach/jpg.gifhttp://www.iforgeiron.com/forum/images/attach/jpg.gifhttp://www.iforgeiron.com/forum/images/attach/jpg.gifhttp://www.iforgeiron.com/forum/images/attach/jpg.gif

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It will be dirty soon enough! Its only clean because i have been making adjustments to my arrangement, not forging. I just got my blower, and its a beauty, i will be forging like crazy all day tomorrow. I am so excited. Thanks for the comment drifter, i always am drawn to your posts, you and Grant aka naked anvil. He cracks me up.

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Nice forge Ironstein! I plan to build a forge very similar to that. I like the fire pot, I also plan to use one from Lorance. It looks very similar to a picture I seen on this forum of Brian Brazeal's forge. I like the design, clean and simple looking. Nice job!

Now quit admiring that thing and go and get it broke in already......

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ironstein,
Nice set up
Especially like your hood
Did you do it yourself or have it built?
I need to get some kind of hood and stack set up. Gets kinda smoky in my little shop at times.
Thanks for showing it to us
Billy

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I built it from scrap pieces of angle iron and some sheet steel i had laying around. I modeled it after Brian Brazeals set up. It just made sense when i worked with him. The side draft i made from scratch as well. I started with a sheet metal box i had left from a propane forge i was making, and i welded the expansion on the top, and fitted the 12" tube. Now that i have been forging with it, i love it, the side draft has excellent draw, no smoke in the shop. Brian showed me his set up and told me that it is better to have "loose" pieces of sheet for the table due to heat expansion. Thanks for all the compliments.

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Here is my forge ,yet to be installed.going to use coke.cant show the home made blower as it is up at the shack.

aluminium hood .the 6 inch flue might be a bit small.

will line with fire brick when in place.


DANIEL TASMANIA.

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Until I get my home forge built, my main solid fuel forge is my demo forge. It's an ash plank box with a "firepot" made of 2 laters of soft fire bricks on the sides and bottom. Two upright bricks form a bellows shield (until we can find the right piece of soapstone to make a proper norse belowshield) and the 2-lung belows sits behind with the tuyer extending into the firepot. It's a 2-man rig and it runs on charcoal. My pictures below show the forge pot, belows and anvil, the forge in operation and a shot of the whole rig at a demo I attended 2 weeks ago (that was a great demo). This is quickly becoming my favourite forge.
Sam

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Until I get my home forge built, my main solid fuel forge is my demo forge. It's an ash plank box ...This is quickly becoming my favourite forge. Sam


That is neat! What historical time period are you presenting? :D

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I believed they updated/upgraded the forums recently and are still working out some of the details. Hopefully pics will be up soon :).

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I just finished setting up two more forge stations in my shop this past weekend. Thought I'd share a few pictures. The forges are old factory forges. One has a new vulcan firepot and the other still has the original firepot. The hoods are a "supersucker" style made from 14 gauge mild steel with 10" stacks. The large side draft forge is one I made a couple of years ago and is my main forging station. The other pictures are of my swage block stand with a short vise I also mounted this weekend and a couple of pictures of the whole shop.

John

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decided to build a forge similar to locky.au' forge,started to weld the fire pot today.....ummmmm please don't look to hard at my welding

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nice is that stick or mig welding to me it looks like mig just a hit try upping your wire speed just a hair or go alittle slower but looks good:) as long as it holds it a good weld:)
nicely done:)

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hi...thanks big city....yes it is a mig and yes the feed was too slow.....i'm still learning to weld and had the feed set low and have been giving it a tickle up,next time i'll give it more feed and see how i go

what sort of extrusion do you do.......i work in a plastic extrusion making plastic pipe,been doing it for about 21 years

regards mike

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