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Hi there I am a twelve year old boy wanting to start blacksmithing, I have found and anvil and wanted help on how to make a forge. I have lots of wood and I am probably able to make charcoal. Probably not gas or coal. My forge will probably be an old wheelbarrow with some refractory cement, some metal plumbing and a hair dryer or large leaf blower, many thanks Bruno. The measurements are in imperial sorry! I live near Rogate, petersfield, West Sussex, England. 

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A hair drier will be to much. Let me show you a few links on my forge experiments.

These work well, others have followed on the idea and made others. Don’t over think it. If you can come up with some light weight fill it will make it easier to move the forge around. You only need 2-3” of dirt (somthing that would make good cob) to insulate things like wood. Being in the UK you can probbably find an always and onion or other classic side blast to look at.

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