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Howdy,

Newbie from the Pacific NW. Setting up my Blacksmith shop. I recently got a small basic Forge thats missing a tuyere and a Champion blower that is seized . The blower got water in it and is pretty rusty inside. I got it apart finally. I will be soaking the gearbox in vinegar first and ATF and Acetone later and see if I can get it loosened up enough to turn. time will tell. It has no number on it. Just has Champion Blower, Lancaster PA cast into it.

I have a 100 Lb Anvil and one pair of tongs. It's a start.

The picture is one like mine I found, not the actual one. Mine is a bit rougher but serviceable enough for me.

 

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Good Morning, Henry

Welcome. Pacific Northwest is a large area. North West Blacksmith Association has monthly get togethers at their home Shop at Longview Fairgrounds. NWBA members are all over BC, Alberta, Washington, Idaho, Oregon. If you are a little more specific with your Avatar, we will know how/where to help/ask you to look.

Neil

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Swedefiddle,

My bad, I've edited my information. We've been recent victims of Identity theft, I'm now kind of gun shy about personal information. We spent our Honeymoon in Victoria(back before the Earth cooled). I do have a working Champion #40 Blower I can adapt if need be. Might flow more air too. I have to rebuild my outdoor forging space, it collapsed under the snow we had last year. I've been looking at propane alternatives for indoor forging but haven't made up my mind what would work best for me. There is a wealth of information here.

 

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Welcome!!

 

I am up over the hill in Ellensburg.  Made the switch to propane a few years ago and kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

 

The only thing I really miss is being able to work on oversized and odd pieces in the coal forge.

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Good Morning Henry,

Ron Wailes used to live on the right side of the Interstate, just approaching Ellensburg, His wife is still there . Ron packed up his ribbon burners and left for the 'Great Forge in the Sky', everyone else helped clean out his VERY FULL Workshop. The Gentle Giant!!

There are a few fellow members of NWBA in Ellensburg & area.

Neil

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