MY FIRST INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!!! Improvised Coal/Charcoal Forge

Introduction: MY FIRST INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!!! Improvised Coal/Charcoal Forge

MY FIRST INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!!! This is a forge made from some old and some modern, recycled / used metal parts. This forge is not limited to specific design as I added or took away parts as I saw fit.

Step 1: Materials

2-4 Brake Discs ( Very useful as either Firepot, Anvil, and / or Lid)
A Fan / Bellows or Vacuum cleaner engine I used a fan although a more DIRECT AIR SOURCE is better*
A stand anything heavy duty, NOT FLAMMABLE , and STURDY will work. I used A frame of some unknown machine and a 1/4" thick plate of steel with a hole in the middle
Water to quench / cool the glowing Steel.
A Metal bucket for the water
A Hammer
Blacksmiths Tongs/ Vise Grips
Metal chisel I used some kind of wedge/ an Axe head another blade like thing and a railroad spike
Fire Poker I used a rusty Door hinge
METAL STOCK ( I used a file, steel rods and bars are also acceptable)
A vise

Heavy and or insulated leather or fireproof gloves
Safety goggles
Firstaid kit
A Phone just in case

*More air = hotter fire

Step 2: Putting It Together

First off is to Make the stand, It is hard to explain so I will post many pics instead...

Pleas excuse the bad drawings they are to the point and hard to draw with a mouse in PhotoShop let alone write...

Step 3: 1

step 1 The Firepot please excuse the #s on the pics

Step 4: 2

Step 2 The stand please excuse the #s on the pics

Step 5: 3

Step 3 The Air Source please excuse the #s on the pics

Step 6: Cross Section

cross section

Step 7: Tools


Step 8: All Together

Final Product

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    7 Discussions


    11 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!


    Reply 11 years ago

    I am not sure if this is the right post but the pics are up to date


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I like the artwork you used in your article. I think it is very striking and direct. Did you make it yourself? If yes what did you use? I've been trying to go more in this direction myself. I am not good drawing on computers though so it hasn't been going very well for me yet.


    11 years ago on Introduction

     like the admins were saying, i mean, it's nice...but it really doesn't look TOO owuld be a HUGE plus :)


    11 years ago on Introduction

    If you write detailed instructions,your project will be taken more seriously.Otherwise,you can take photos and make it a slideshow.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the compliment I added a main image sadly I don't have photographs just photoshop drawings