Jump to content
I Forge Iron

I have a curious question?


Recommended Posts

I'm wanting to build a blacksmith shop i already drew out the plans but one thing I'm wondering is can the walls be made out of wood the building not the forge. Stone is way to expensive and so is doing the walls out of concrete (I'm doing the floor out of concrete) I'm just wondering thank all of you for your time

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We can play 2000 questions all day every day and we are Great (or atleast have fun) at speculating or giving advise on OUR experiences with Our forges and shops but what You are planning is what you are asking about so the details (as much as you can add), Help us help You.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the plans are still in the works with fine details

did the picture come through?

 

2 minutes ago, Daswulf said:

We can play 2000 questions all day every day and we are Great (or atleast have fun) at speculating or giving advise on OUR experiences with Our forges and shops but what You are planning is what you are asking about so the details (as much as you can add), Help us help You.

lol i get it i should of posted it to begin with

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the forge will be in the back left hand corner the anvil near the forge and so is the power hammer workbench im thinking will be in the left hand side near the forge and the lathe in the front right  with another workbench near it 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

One of the links on the Read This First tab (at the top of each page) is to the forum Table of Contents. Good to familiarize yourself with that, so it’s easier to find the info you need. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good Morning 4 Major,

Better ventilation is in the Breezeway.

Before you design a purpose built Blacksmith Shop, maybe spend some time doing some Blacksmith work. As they say, 'The Proof is in the Pudding'. By understanding how a Blacksmith Shop works, you will know how best to lay it out. Every person has different wants and desires. How I set up my Blacksmith Shop, may be completely awkward to you or someone else. For Forging, you need as little body motion as possible, a small triangle. If you want a layout table, the universe is too small for the options. Some people layout on paper, some people start fires with paper. There is no such thing as perfect layout

Gud Luk, Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As most blacksmiths shops in the USA for the last 200 years have been made of wood; the answer is yes!

Now shop fires are often well known in the history of such smithies and methods of preventing them can be simple enough as to apply a saturated borax wash or armouring the surfaces around the forge with corrugated steel, etc.  As I live  in a dry area with many fire bans; half my shop is an all steel building.  The other half is all steel except for 4 telephone poles that support the roof.  (I also have 2 fiberglass panels in the roof for light in each section. Total shop size is 20'x60'---currently)

As you haven't gone into details as what you plan to do in the shop; I have some questions:  How will you heat up the middle of a 20' stick of steel using that set up?  How large a power hammer will you be using and is it already purchased?  Have you used a bellows with a coke forge?  (Better be a double lunged one to keep the air flowing while you are hammering.  Now a bellows for a nice bituminous coal forge can be very nice indeed.  I used one I built for over 15 years in my previous smithy.)

How is the power set up for your forge?  A powerhammer will pull some amps!  (Working on getting 200 amp service in my current smithy so I can run all my toys!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard major, glad to have you. Perhaps a little less general a location will be helpful? You could live in N. Wa and still be a couple thousand miles from me. We don't want your street address but close is helpful.

The thing that jumps out at me are the stairs, where do they lead? A structure fire with a staircase to run up is a catastrophe in waiting. 

The guys will help you get a handle on what you need to be thinking about. I'll jump in if someone doesn't think of something I think is worth consideration.

Frosty The Lucky.

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.

Guest
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...