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I bought my first forge the other day at the highway 127 yard sale for $50. I was told that it was called a bellows forge or a rivet forge. The only markings I found on it is on the side of the pan it says No. 77 Mohawk. It is missing the bellows aka the blower, arm, and grate. I would like to learn more about this forge the only thing I could find is an ebay listing for one very similar if no the same.

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I plan on making it operation but I am unsure whether I should update it to an electric blower or make it as close to original as possible by building my own bellows.

 

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Oh

I forgot to mention what I want to make with it. I want to make some knives and small ornamental pieces for woodworking projects. Not really full time stuff but simple hobby things.

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Greetings Graywolfe,

A little work freeing it up and a new belt and it will work just fine for what you need to do. I have watched many demos from professional smiths with forges just like yours..  You will do just fine.. 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

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A friend of mine has one of those and it works great.  I second Jim Cokes comments.

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fe,

A little work freeing it up and a new belt and it will work just fine for what you need to do. I have watched many demos from professional smiths with forges just like yours..  You will do just fine.. 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

I tried to turn all the bolts and gears and to my surprise all of them turned except for on the bottom of the fire pot. They looked too far gone to mess with. I just might end up cutting them out with a torch.

?After reading up on these forges I have decided to line it. But first i am going paint and find the blower for it

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looks like an awesome find it should work just fine for what your doing happy forging

 

Nick O

 

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I got a new hair dryer for my blower made me a new flange and ash dump. I will post pictures as soon as the paint dries. Does anyone know the age of one of these or anything about the mohawk brand?

 

 

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