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Yet another demo forge


Jim Coke

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Greetings all,

i have several demos to do in the next few months and got tired hauling the older style cast forges .. I have several and they all have the same thing in common. Heavy no firepot and the blowers are but a wiisper of air.. I decide to make a fold down light weight one from material I had kicking around . The top is half a flat belt pulley with a saw blade base with a Centuar round firepot . The fold down base is a anvil stand and the blower is a CO with lots of volume.. It is light and easy to disassemble and folds flat for easy transport.. It will serve me well this summer..  Had fun making it so get busy and make one for yourself. 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

 

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  • 1 month later...

Greetings DC,

        It's funny that you ask that question. I just finished a 4 day demo and packed all the gear in the pickup with ease.. I would guess the unit as pictured weighed about 120 but I decided to go yet another step and consolidate the load even further. I added a connection and the post vice now is part of the whole assembly. I also added a spring foot vice on the other end which worked super. It only takes about 5 minuets to assemble and sure made life easier.. I got a lot of complaints from other smiths and many pictures for their future projects..  Lots of fun to make so get busy and make one. 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

 

 

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Jim, the demo forge looks great!  We use a removable post vise on our demo forge as well.  If I might make a suggestion, tack weld some fair-sized "Mickey Mouse ears" shaped tabs on the top of your vise hold-down bolt heads.  Makes for a "speed" bolt; fast and easy to attach and detach the bolt. ;)

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