Easy Blacksmiths Forge

Introduction: Easy Blacksmiths Forge

This a forge I made from things I had around the yard

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Step 1:

It is supported on a few 5 gal buckets

Step 2: Body/hull

I made the body from a turkey pan, a big pan basically

Step 3:

I cut a. Hole in the center of the pan for the air supply/bellows. I put a pipe flange and pipe in through the bottom of the pan. I use a hair dryer to supply more air to the fire

Step 4:

I filled in the pan about half full with clay and left a bowl shape around the pipe

Step 5:

I Cut a slot in the side for longer pieces of metal , add a grate on top of the hole to stop your fuel from falling in

Step 6:

Smooth the clay and let it dry then light your first fire in the center to cure it completely

Step 7:

I use hardwood lump charcoal to fuel my forge

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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    this is more my speed than some of the other ideas for a forge


    4 years ago

    Will the spot for the air intake blow the ashes and cinders around?


    Reply 4 years ago

    Only if there is no fuel(wood, charcoal, coal, etc.) on it and you're obviously not going to be burning ash


    5 years ago

    Don't use plastic buckets it got to hot and they melted