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.
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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
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
COAL and or CHARCOAL
METAL STOCK ( I used a file, steel rods and bars are also acceptable)
Heavy and or insulated leather or fireproof gloves
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
Step 7: Tools
Step 8: All Together
Participated in the
Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest