Shovelhead666 Posted January 27, 2017 Share Posted January 27, 2017 Hey everyone. New to the site, and new to the forging world. I've been doing my best with the information I can get, and with not knowing a single person around me that blacksmiths, I am limited on some very important advice. Long story short I built a forge out of what I could get a hold of. I have some pictures below. I started with a 2 inch area with hole drilled for airflow, but the area of hot coal was to small. I cut that wide open as you can see, to use the plate I fabbed up with 3/4" legs to make space for air flow from the 2" hole underneath. I run the furnace blower I have with the ash clean out all the way open, and I'm still burning around 15 lbs of coal in far too short of time. About 40 mins. Which even as a new guy, seems far too high. Also cannot achieve welding heat. I'm looking for tips on how to move forward. Is the airfeed too wide of an area? Not deep enough? Too much air flow cooling my temperatures? Better to bolt a brake drum over the hole and throw out the plate addition? Anything will help. I can't follow through with my first project with out welding heat. Thanks in advance, and apologies for anything extremely obvious that I missed, very green to this whole process. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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