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the blower i just got for $20.00 , a plow blade i got for free , a broke'n harley davadson cross over pipe , going to work on some legs this week end , but all and all im like'n it ! blowes good ! this will be my demo forge...

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i was concerned about the pipe going down the tube insted of up but i blowes good and strong...

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Yea, buddy! The air pressure will form a "pillow" of air in the dirt leg.

I'm seeing that baby with a 1" rim around it and some legs that have a sweet curve to them to match the flow of the air line. Maybe some more frame parts can be scavenged and repurposed??? Got a spare Springer front end laying around?

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think i have found a old iron bar stool with a swivel top i can take off and just use the legs and paint it all black... something like this...

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looks good.the disc that I have on hand are not that deep.gonna have to go prowling

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im not shure on that id gess 4 in.? i have used it once now just to see if it worked , it does ! very good to ! i mound up the coal and could put in 30 in. round stock to bend for a dinner bell , so it works whell...

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i just got the legs today, this thing i do ( work ) keeps getting in the way of my blacksmith time....

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Great idea using a plow blade, it made me look at all the old rusty plows we have lying around the farmlands out here in a different light.
I saw one with "harrow" blades that were ruffled a bit, and I laughed that it would look like a big flower if it were set horizontally , but the indents would be great for holding stock in different directions. (see attatched stock pic)
Any lady smiths out there want to build a flower-forge? :D

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i got a order for a coat rack and some dinner bells so i have been doing that , its all sitting there , just the time and not 105 dgrees outside. been sleeping till late and getting up and working till 3 or 4 in the morning...

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lol, ya it came out nice , dont need it now though , so i might let it go to the next guy... works grate to !

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can you post a vid of your forge burning because i would like to make on like yours want to see how good it is

 

thanks

tristan

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Great idea using a plow blade, it made me look at all the old rusty plows we have lying around the farmlands out here in a different light.
I saw one with "harrow" blades that were ruffled a bit, and I laughed that it would look like a big flower if it were set horizontally , but the indents would be great for holding stock in different directions. (see attatched stock pic)
Any lady smiths out there want to build a flower-forge? :D

 

Jim, those scalloped discs are great for making hoes. Many old farmers around here swear by them.

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I made a wok for the grill using a smooth disc blade that the bearing ate up.  Welded a plug in the hole,, ground it smooth, and a wok was born. 

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Farmall beat me to it. I have made several woks using the disc. I welded 2 used horseshoes on all of mine for handles.

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I am liking the idea of using a disk.... Its sort of  a intuitive step up from a brake drum forge.... Idea of using disk has floated through my gray matter, will have to watch for a disk for my next effort....

 

Also would like to see forge alight....

 

Dale

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Sorry to drag up this old thread but thought it better than starting a new one.

I've acquired a plow disc just like this one and fancy having a go at making it into a portable forge. The disc has a crack right over the hole, I'm guessing they're just regular steel and weld up ok?

The edges have rusted quite thin too so they'll need to be ground back a bit.

Does anyone else use this style of forge?

Andy

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