Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - fire - forge - featured Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:28:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 HAND FORGED Cold Chisel, From a Rusty Old Coil Spring
HAND FORGED Cold Chisel, From a Rusty Old Coil Spring - More DIY How To Projects]]> BiscuitMaker One of the oldest, most important reasons for blacksmithing is tool making (if not the most important). A large part of that is making those tools from less-than-ideal or found materials. Professional smiths nowadays pretty much exclusively use "known" steels (i.e. bought steel whose exact compositi...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:39:46 PST
Waste Oil Burner
Waste Oil Burner - More DIY How To Projects]]> Slime Eel I've been blacksmithing in my backyard on and off for a little over a year now. I've had no success with propane and charcoal doesn't really get hot enough. My forge itself is little more than a pile of bricks. After a while I decided I wanted to try casting aluminum and for that I needed more heat....
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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:36:15 PDT
Low Cost Foundry/forge
Low Cost Foundry/forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> chaotech creations This is my design for a metal melting foundry that also works as a forge. Materials needed: 1 old beat up standard propane tank Portland cement Silica sand Wood ashPerlite (not vermiculite) Fireclay External parts:Forge burner------ I used the burner from this instructable
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:43:18 PST
Dirt Cheap Forge
Dirt Cheap Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> sixsmith If you read my Instructable about making charcoal, then you know that I am on the path of making a froe, for free. The forge is the heart, which I guess would make the anvil the lungs. . . or would it be the other way around? Either way, the forge is important so I set out to build a dirt cheap forg...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:21:51 PDT
Dirt Cheap Charcoal
Dirt Cheap Charcoal - More DIY How To Projects]]> sixsmith Some people use coal for a forge, other gas, and some, some use charcoal.The nice thing about charcoal is that, from what I've read, it burns cleaner than coal, it's cheaper than coal, and you can make it yourself!I looked at a few instructables on charcoal making, and I think that this method is th...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:50:25 PDT
Brake Drum Forge
Brake Drum Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> Straklin My brother (Bigdaddycole) and I have been talking about building a forge for some time. We finally found some time over the last few weekends and put this together. We used a lot of stuff we had in house, so it was a cheap build. Please comment if you have suggestions or improvements. We have also e...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:44:50 PST
How to Forge a Rose
How to Forge a Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> macgyver603 The rose is a powerful symbol of love throughout society, and it has been since the dawn of civilization. Show your valentine that they are a powerful part of your life by giving them a forged rose. This is a fairly difficult project, but with patience and hard work, you will have a gift that will ...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:30:44 PST
How to Forge a Bottle Opener
How to Forge a Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> macgyver603 A bottle opener can be one of the most important tools in anyone's shop or garage. This bottle opener would be an excellent gift for a friend or the perfect addition to the ultimate man cave. It is also easy to make. With only basic metalworking skills, this bottle opener took me about an hour to ma...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:46:49 PST
Brake drum blacksmith forge
Brake drum blacksmith forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb My son caught the blacksmithing bug while he was at summer camp so we investigated building our own blacksmith forge and found that brake drum forges are a very popular way to get into the hobby.  We built our blacksmith forge out of a brake drum, 2" pipe, cinder blocks, a light dimmer switch and ha...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:39:22 PDT
Firesteel, forged vikingstyle
Firesteel, forged vikingstyle - More DIY How To Projects]]> morfmir This Instructable will show you how to make a firesteel. This kind of firesteel was used by the vikings to light a fire. In a later 'ible I will show exactly how to do that. This 'ible will just show how to forge the steel, not how to use it. Tools Tools needed Hammer- any hammer at around 500g-...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:12:01 PDT
Forging a scorpion from a lag bolt
Forging a scorpion from a lag bolt - More DIY How To Projects]]> oldanvilyoungsmith Part two of my blacksmithing series. How to forge a scorpion from a lag bolt. these things are fairly quick to make (when you get used to them), look cute, and sell fairly well as you can price them for a fairly low price, and still get money for your time and supplies. Have fun with it ! Part...
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Thu, 26 May 2011 20:50:59 PDT
2-day $20-$50 Blacksmithing Forge
2-day $20-$50 Blacksmithing Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> OldOwlIronworks A How-To on how to make a small forge The Stuff Clay- From a potters-shopFan- From one of those tacky inflatible palm treesMetal Chair- I got one from a junkyard. Stacked bricks will also workSafety Wire- $5-$10 at hardware shopsBig Speaker- Found an old steel one at my church as wellQuickcrete- ...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:13:24 PST