Jump to content
I Forge Iron

Hello from So Calif


Recommended Posts

Hi -- I'm more or less new here, and definitely new to forging.   I've chatted on the gas forge forum with Wayne Coe about a gas forge I'm building.  I now have all the parts and tools, and of course my "real work" schedule has now gotten busy, but I'm hoping to get it together this weekend.  I was able to get all the forge materials for about $220, but it does take a bit of time because it's not a 1-stop shop when you need to budget carefully.  

In the meantime I started a class given by Vista Forge at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum's 19th century style coal forging barn.  My first project attached below!  Prior to this I've only done metal work with jewelry, a million years ago.    I also live just 10 minutes away from the other San Diego 19th century style coal forge in Old Town and plan to volunteer there once I've done the intro classes and get some good mentoring in the process. 

I appreciate all the resources available here.     

IMG_0966.thumb.jpg.5d9541f17d4fc61df4083FirstProject.thumb.jpg.754fadf18b17d56f9<---- Vista class with 8 or so coal forges      









bigger than earrings ---->




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard, glad to have you. I'm sort of slow saying hi, sorry about that. Pretty nice looking tongs, too large for pipe tongs so I'd call them hearth tongs for picking up hot coals in a fire place. What do you call them? You made them after all.

Sounds like you're well on the way building your kit. I'd like to see pics, we LOVE pics you know.

Frosty The Lucky.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...