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some pics of repiared forge and shop


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If you have any suggestions for improvement let me know thanks.



if that hole, or some other hole in the floor is handy, cast a big chunk of cement or drop a good sized solid rock in it (with a flat face up) ideally topped with a steel plate, a "floor" anvil, where you brace the end of a longer piece of stock to do upsetting, ideally you mount a leg vise over it

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a leg vise with a good thick base, but again the objective is to transfer force to a large mass that has no give, this principle scales up to power hammers having isolated foundations of their own

not so much a suggestion as something to keep in mind depending on what direction your work takes you ;)
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thanks jayco, I am going to make some more additons to the opposite side I work on to get some more room. Someone suggested hang on shelves, but my forge is cracked in several places and I think that would add too much stress. I am thinking I will support it with the sheet metal side panels.

thanks ice, i get the idea. At this point I have no idea where all this will lead me. But that is how I do everything! thanks for the replies. kevin

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I have a slightly bad back.....so I prefer the gravel type floor. Stand ing on concrete makes my back ache after an hour or so.

One of the most important tools I keep in my shop is a magnet with a string attached: which I keep hanging near the forge.

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