HP500 Posted March 19, 2017 Share Posted March 19, 2017 My original plan was to build a brake drum forge, but after taking my first blacksmithing class recently, I decided to copy the design of the class room forges. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to measure the firepot during the class and it will be a while before I can get back for another class. From what I can remember, the firepots looked similar to one of these design mock-ups: They are both 8"x10" at the top opening. The one on the left is 4" deep and has a 4"x6" bottom. The one on the right is 5" deep and has a 4"x4" bottom. Are there any advantages or disadvantages to either design? My goal is to build something versatile so I can forge small diameter pieces as well as pieces up to 1.5" or 2". I will be using the same good quality smithing coal we used in class from the same source. I will be welding the firepot together myself, so I can make any adjustments as required. Comments or criticism welcome. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.