Making a Custom Blacksmith Propane Forge

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Introduction: Making a Custom Blacksmith Propane Forge

About: MSFN is "Makin Sumthin from Nuthin", I suggest you do the same! Basically I take inventory of what I have laying around that most likely cost me nothing, and building something useful and fully functional ou...

This video covers the entire build of my blacksmith forge from start to finish. I made it in my spare time and the build spanned 2 months. I use a piece of railroad track as my anvil and that is covered in the video as well.

Watch the video for all the steps involved in bringing the project to
completion. Please be sure and check out all my metal casting instructables I have posted. Thanks for Watching!

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    well done! Thanks for posting. I would really like to build this for my shop classroom.

    yes, forge welded once just to see if I could do it. I havent done it since...the flux makes a mess :)

    The Flux only makes a mess when using too much also the old timers added charcoal to their Flux, and this suss helps absorb the Flux and contains the Flux really good. I use 15-20% of crushed charcoal. It's the only way to go. And you'll have better blades after several folds.

    Brilliant work! Keep 'em coming. I may just sub on YouTube, it looks very professional and good.

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    I BUILT MINE VERY SIMLER TO THIS ONE COUPLE MONTHS AGO. USED TWO BURNERS BUT HAVING TROUBLE IN GAS DELIVERY. DROPPED BACK TO ONE BURNER AND SEEMS TO WORK ALOT BETTER. THINK I LIKE YOUR DOOR SETUP NUFF TO GO AHED AND ADD MINE. NICE JOB!

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    I'll never build it. Don't have the resources here. Also in California they won't sell the dog gone wool. I hate the black smith's here. they regulated themselves out of jobs.

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    Great job,i think i wil make one like this one,it's beatyfull man! Big thumbs up!??

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    Thanks friend!, consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel, lotsa neat builds from Nuthin over there! Merry Christmas! ?

    What size compressor was this made out of? Someone near me is selling a broken 20gal for $30 and if that's the same size I may snatch it up

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    hi, it was just a portable air tank, not a compressor. It was a 7 gallon tank, 10" diameter A 20 gallon is too big for a forge but would make a nice foundry furnace for metal melting :)

    way to much work I'll keep my old coke forge

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    its not work when you are doing something you enjoy. Coke forges are a great thing to have, Florida doesnt readily sell coal & coke tho

    Could this be used to melt low melting point metals with like a graphite crucible?

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    Sure it Could....but would be a bit of "overkill" for low melting point metals. Check out some of other other instructables for a lower heat furnace.