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Built my first forge this afternoon!!


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Built a coal forge in my back yard.
My first time hitting hot metal.

Dug a hole about a shovel deep, put a metal grated shelf piece I found in the shed, ran a metal pipe out the side.

Had some curved garden stone laying around. Put it around the hole.
Added an air mattress pump I had and voila!

The only cost to me was a 20lb bag of lump coal Lowes ($14)
And a metal rod ($6)

I had part of a railroad rail that I'm using as a makeshift anvil.

It seems to work pretty well, granted the construction has some limits, but I figure I can use this to practice swinging, maybe make a few cool things.

It's fun so far.

Looking forward to doing more with it!







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