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Here’s a blower I found today along with a couple of post vises, it’s now the smallest blower I’ve ever seen, does anyone know what model it is? I’m guessing that it came from on of those table top or little portable forges. B90CD24D-1BAB-416D-8687-DF6990861816.thumb.jpeg.ade20e86c730e278592e1ecce55b00ee.jpeg

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I recall someone asking about a really small buffalo forge and someone else posting a catalogue or add for the same forge sold as a BBQ. The ad said you'd never have to wait for the fire to burn to coals. Whirlwind BQ or something like that?

That looks perfect for a JABOD or other sideblast charcoal forge.

Did you buy it?

Frosty The Lucky.

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Yes I bought it, I couldn’t pass it up because I’ve never seen one that small. I have heard rumors about little bbqs with blowers but I have yet to find one or see one. I have built a couple of little forges by cutting those cheap little pancake air compressors in half when they burn up and lining them with clay and welding legs on them. They make handy little portable forges that are easy to move, but I’ve always used stand alone blowers with them, so my idea for this little guy is to build another pancake forge but use this blower so it’s all in one piece. I’ll take pictures when I do my next little forge  build And post them on here so y’all can see what I’m talking about.

 

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Look for grills fueled by wood pellets. My dad had one, made by Traeger. An auger fed in pellets at a controlled rate while a blower kept the fire going. Both were multi-speed so you could have different heat settings. The setup worked OK and Dad loved it. 

Dunno if there are other manufactuers of wood pellet grills.

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I had one of those and sold it.  My research showed that many were given away by Buffalo Forge Salesmen to good customers.  I did grill with it to try it out and it worked well. The blowers are the only ones I've seen with the handles on them.  Used to pull the grill

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Makes sense to me Goods, farmall do you happen to still have any pictures of the one you had, also Thats very interesting story about the salesman, mine doesn’t have the handle like the one in the advertisement so I think it has been removed at one point. I worked this afternoon to make a new clean out for it and drill out the frozen bolts. It’s not perfect but I think it’s gonna work. 

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It seems to move air alright I’m gonna call around the local junk yards tomorrow and see if I can find a pancake compressor. If I can then I’m gonna bolt this dude up to a 15” to 18” pan, I don’t know if it has enough ummf to run a coal forge but it will be a fun build and experiment. 

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Looks perfect for a charcoal fueled jabod forge. With the no. 700 I have to remind myself not to crank it too fast or it blows the fuel out of the firepot. Id love to give a small one like that a try. It seems perfect for the job. 

Pnut

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I have one. It goes to a small rivet forge that Buffalo produced. If it has a cheap metal handle to hold while turning the blower and extruded metal in the intake hole (for protecting your fingers) it went with that grill set up and is newer version.

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Pnut, after I build this next forge I’ll try it out and let you how it works. 
mutant, thank you for the information, I don’t see where anything used to mount to the intake hole so maybe mine wasn’t from the grill? 
  Thomas, that’s an interesting idea I hadn’t thought of that

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Not really ornate but functional, sucker rod. I’m still working on how I’m gonna connect the pan to the air supply. I’m thinking about using a hole saw and welding a pipe in the forge then have it drop down into the air supply and then cutting a plate out to match it an welding it to the pipe like a flange so I have something to bolt to. 3A8071E1-E16B-49B8-B017-5E73AFE358E6.thumb.jpeg.41f15b62746e80e71211640b3eb6b7e0.jpeg

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Thank you irondragon, I have made a pancake compressor forge before a couple of times and they seem to work out okay, this one is different because of the little blower and air supply so I don’t know how well it’s gonna work but it’s a fun experiment either way, and like you said if it won’t forge maybe it can grill! 
not sure what your talking about on the cigarette butts so I’ll bite… how do you know? 

 

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