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a brake drum forge is probably the easiest forge to make and cheapest to and as many of you know i'm a fan of cheep so the materials list is
- deep well brake drum
- mettle dock post with wide round flange
- a computer fan ( i suggest a hp compaq barrel fan)
- computer psu (you only need it to give the fan a variable power supply, so any variable power supply capable of at least 12 v and a minimum of 5 v will work)
- misc. screws or bolts
- misc. washers
the tools required are
- drill, do not use a hand crank drill dock post mettle is to strong
- 1/4 " drill bit
- screwdriver/ socket wrench
this is a really easy project and i made it a couple of weeks ago and am just now making the instructable for it
Step 1: Prepare the Post
place the brake drum on top of the dock posts wide brim centered, and mark the bolt holes. next drill out the holes you marked with the 1/4 inch drill bit. the next part is simple about mid way down the post mark the height of your fan and cut the square hole, you can do this a number of ways i used a skill saw that had a metal cutting blade.
Step 2: Place the Components
place, and fasten the fan, you can fasten it in many ways i chose duct tape because i didn't have anything else so yeah, bolt on the brake drum, and the main body is finished.
Step 3: Prepare the Power Supply
you will need the green black orange red and yellow wires, the rest you can cut off but i suggest that you just zip tie them out of the way otherwise they short out and turn the power off. strip the ends of the four wires stated previously, and attach the green one permanently to a ground wire the yellow is high heat the red is medium heat the orange is low heat. plug it in set up the forge start a fire and there you go.