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Thanks Vaughn, I am very happy with it.  Eventually I will add metal wheels, tong and hammer racks.  Considering a chimney and a permanent home as I have a unattached carport ready to close in. 

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Stage two of my brake drum forge....Utilizing only scrap that I can get for free.....

 

Stage three will be the cart / legs that should be completed in a week or so.

 

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Looks like a good working forge. Does it have an ash dump?

 

I give it a hearty thumbs up.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Looks like a good working forge. Does it have an ash dump?

 

I give it a hearty thumbs up.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

Thank you Frosty!

Yes it does...

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Finally finished my coal forge.....95% of the metal came from the scrap pile at my shop. The only parts that I paid for were the pipe fittings for the ash dump and the blower of course.......Everything else was salvage including the drum. My welding is hideous, but the coal won't mind too much!!!

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Finally finished my coal forge.....95% of the metal came from the scrap pile at my shop. The only parts that I paid for were the pipe fittings for the ash dump and the blower of course.......Everything else was salvage including the drum. My welding is hideous, but the coal won't mind too much!!!

Nice little forge David, one thing I would do is put a wooden handle on the blower handle. Also try to coat it in some linseed or vegetable oil to take the dryness out of it. 

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heres ol betsy lol, all picked from a scrap yard, steel pan, break drm welded to the pan and concrete birds nest/fire pot. oh and my ash catcher is a campbell's tomato soup can, the blower is to the right inside of the wooden box,(dont know how good you can see it form the img.)  its an air mattress pump. works great as soon as i upgrade the blower ill be completely satisfied with her. i think im in 21$ on the whole thing. when yor're a broke college kid creativity is a way of life..... 

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This one here is the big one. It looks like at one point it had a hood on the left side, but someone along the way cut it off. Currently the electric blower is on the side and a Champion 400 hand crank is on it. The hand crank is alot easier on this thing to control the air flow. Its is cast iron throughout

 

 

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This is the "newest" baby forge. This one is a good size to haul around. Th pan was lined with clay from out in the woods. It is now lined with fire bricks around the tuyere

 

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Animosh, you really should let me have that big forge now that you have the small one.  I promise to take good care of her, and you can have visitation rights!

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well, here's my forge, one of them atleast, i know that it ain't the prettiest one or the most functional due to lack of knowledge when making it, but it does what i want it to, so im pleased, i've been thinking about making a spacer for it, to control the size of the fire better

 

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Evening guys. I want to build a side blast forge, should I also have a side draught hood. I have all the materials I need, just
Need some plans for the hood. Iron paws

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A pile of forges I made last year. Some currently for sale and some for students.... I wanted to be able to show up with 4 complete worksations in the back of my truck!

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Thanks Vaughn, although I think I need to adjust it. Its just not restricting enough I don't think. Also decided I need some sort of chimney set up cause the way my shed is designed the smoke just hangs in your face. So I decided to fashion a super sucker style but do to lack of a welder at the moment its a tad different, although seems functional now. Its only 8 inches because I didn't want to put more money into it at the moment since I am moving next year. I did find HVAC shop that had 10 inch tubing for pennies on the dollar but its galvanized and I didn't want to risk that. If you see any issues or have some suggestions with it please let me know, Im always looking to improve.

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Hi,

 

here is my little hellgate. Details can't be seen very much. Duck's nest is about 8" by 6" or so... Fire bricks around it to enable to rake coal high.

Blower motorized with an old washing machine motor. Blower's axle needs some readjustment and lubrication.

 

"Chimney" is home made, as you can see... I need to change it to something more effective. Luckily enough there is good natural ventilation in the shop and ceilings are c. 13 feet high. Yet sometimes need to take a pause because of the fog.

 

 

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this is my charcoal forge. the rotor on top just sets on. its lined with home refractory and I'm using a blower from an old pool heater. it has a gate valve to choke the blower. the legs are rebar (don't look at my bubble gum welds). it gets yellow hot pretty quick. I have built a fire box that drops coal through a grate as the fire burns I just scoop it out and pile it in. sorry if the video is sideways it was taken with a phone.

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BGDoc:

 

Hey, looks like you have some job on the "to do" list, too.  :)

Nice background terrain... 

Can I please ask what kind of floor material is in pic 1?

 

So, nice forge!

 

Hazmat:

 

Somehow that video doesn't play.

 

 

Greetings

 

Gergely

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BGDoc:
 
Hey, looks like you have some job on the "to do" list, too.  :)
Nice background terrain... 
Can I please ask what kind of floor material is in pic 1?
 
So, nice forge!
 
Hazmat:
 
Somehow that video doesn't play.
 
 
Greetings
 
Gergely



The floor material is railroad tie plates. These are the plates that the railroad rail sits on, and are on top of the wooden ties. I just flipped them upside down, and settled them by sweeping the finer sand over them.

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