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First burn of new forge

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Hello all, 

Had the first burn of my brake drum forge today, used lumpwood charcoal to get a good base going then added 50/50 mix of house coal and coke.

The hand crank blower worked well and I got a good heat going. The thickest material was a 9/16th Allen key which I shaped into a punch, also made a hook to open the ash dump and a spoon for flux from old round stock that was lying aboot.

Great couple of hours messing about!

Is the left over coke re-useable or for the bin?


Iain B





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