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Hey guys first time posting but I’ve been reading up for some time. This site and the people on here are awesome. 

I need some help. Can anyone ID this forge? Is it a forge? haha. Besides a blower, what do I need to get this thing operating? I’m brand new at all this and I’m itching to get started. No cracks in the pan the legs are rotted out so will probably need to dream up a way to fix that as well

 thanks for your time 

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Welcome to IFI...

It's a forge pan with the legs. You will need a tuyere to attach the blower and a grate to keep the fuel from falling through. It looks like a cast iron pan so it will need clay added to keep it from cracking. For forum help I suggest this thread.

https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/53873-read-this-first/

 

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Thanks irondragon. Any tips on the tuyere? Is homegrown the best course of action? I’ve seen the threads for clay in the rivet forges I’m assuming it’s the same process.    

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Read through the solid fuel forge section for some ideas. 

My tuyere and T pipe are 2" black pipe. There are many ways that can work if you know how to get the desired outcome. 

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I also have a fixer upper. I was informed about an estate sale near my home that had a few blacksmithing items. This forge has an adjustable pot and 2 of the mounting brackets on the tuyere are broken as you can see from the photos. There also holes burned into the sides from all the years of use this thing must have had. One of them has apparently been patched but the other is visible thanks to me chipping away at it what I thought was ash cake and crusted along the side. Ewps. There is a professional welding shop also near my home and I will go to those guys about this. In the meantime, can any of you give me some info as to the age of this thing?

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