Jump to content
I Forge Iron

Tell me what you think - forge design

Ryan Attoe

Recommended Posts

I came across a kiln that a neighbour was throwing out, and decided to make a forge. Finally! What I always needed! 

So I have 51 soft bricks(4.5x2.5x9) to work with. I can pick up some hard bricks without hurting the bank account too badly. 5.99 each at home hardware.  

About half of my free, soft bricks are cracked, and the other half aren't. 

The is photo is the first idea I had.  Feel free to add your two cents. I'll be seating the final design in a metal frame, but am playing lego on this piece of ply for convenience sake. 

I wondered about mixing a thinnest style mix to coat the interior floor of the forge to protect the soft bricks. 

I'll also be adding a propane head source, but thought I'd start with the box. The chamber itself is 7"wide, 4.5" tall, and I think I could go three bricks deep if I wanted, I think 27".

I've also got a million red bricks I could use. Which I considered as the base layer of the forge, which would be cost effective(ie. Cheap. 




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ryan: Try doing a search with, "Brick Pile forge Iforgeiron" as search terms. Use your favorite search engine, the one on Iforge isn't too good but Google, Yahoo, etc. with Iforgeiron included in the terms works a treat.

Anyway, what you want to do has been discussed many times in the gas forge section. Currently the thread, "Forges 101" is alive and well.

Frosty The Lucky.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you frosty, Swede, kuja and blues man.  

There's so much on here, but I'm chewing through it.  I'm trying to get through a couple threads a day.

Thanks for the contact ideas, I'll have to check when the next meeting is, and show up with a box of coffee to bribe my way in. 

And I'll try the satanite if I run out of whole bricks. 



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...