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

Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest

Participated in the
Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest