Resident_Within Posted July 13, 2016 Share Posted July 13, 2016 Greetings from Alaska I must say having watched those Forged in Fire shows and Iron and Fire, my interest in blacksmithing was born. I recently (and with the help of a friend and his property) made a forge out of a semi truck drum from the brakes. We fashioned legs for it from an old ladder rack. and I bought a hand crank blower from Amazon. We even built a 150lbs anvil out of old rail road track supports and plates. We got the forge working and it does ok with charcoal. Its all we had but I know we need real coal. But aside from watching you tube videos and tv shows, I have no experience in smithing. But it has been fun so far. I have made two blades out of rail road spikes although neither are finished yet. I have a little bit left to do on them before I harden them. So just saying hello and introducing myself. Looking forward to learning all I can from the rest of you guys. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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