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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-10-2017, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Scratch
Can't wait to see what you got!

Can't wait to see what you got!
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-08-2017, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Scratch
Ok... I decided to break in the forge tonight......

Ok... I decided to break in the forge tonight... (actually I was just really craving a peanut butter cup s'more!)
Works well for that anyways!
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-08-2017, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Scratch
Yes, I used to run a small metalworks shop, but...

Yes, I used to run a small metalworks shop, but was injured and now I became a home based gun dealer. I still have all my tools and stuff, metalworking is just a hobby for me now.

You might be...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-08-2017, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Scratch
First off, thanks for the idea on the hot...

First off, thanks for the idea on the hot dogs...I think I will make that my new tradition! (not that I plan on building alot of forges... but I love hot dogs and will use any excuse to eat them)
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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-07-2017, 09:08 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I don't have a power hammer yet, I have the plans...

I don't have a power hammer yet, I have the plans and some parts collected for a tire hammer, but haven't got a good start on it yet.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-07-2017, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Scratch
ahhh... makes more sense now.

ahhh... makes more sense now.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Scratch
Date idea?

Date idea?
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I also made a removable support extension for...

I also made a removable support extension for long stock that can mount anywhere on the forge body, and also stores conveniently on any side when I'm not using it. It's exactly 24" long and 12" wide...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Scratch
more pics of the underside...

more pics of the underside...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Scratch
And here it is all finished up! I painted the...

And here it is all finished up! I painted the firepot and floor pan hi temp black, but painted everything else industrial grey since that's what I paint all my home built tools in.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I couldn't decide on where to mount the power...

I couldn't decide on where to mount the power switch since I wasn't sure which of the 3 sides I would be using as the front, so I decided to attach the switch to a movable mount that can attach to...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Scratch
Then I welded in some cord hangers to hold the...

Then I welded in some cord hangers to hold the 20' power cable.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I have these openings on all four sides so I can...

I have these openings on all four sides so I can get longer stock, low into the sweet spot if I need to, but I still wanted to be able to close the openings if I'm not using them so coal won't spill...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I decided to weld on some bars to hold my tongs,...

I decided to weld on some bars to hold my tongs, shovel, rake, etc... from 3/8" X 3/4" bar stock. I put them on three sides since I wanted the versability to be able to use it in lots of...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I drew and cut out a piece of 14 guage steel for...

I drew and cut out a piece of 14 guage steel for an air gate, then welded a handle and a stop to it. CNC plasma tables sure are handy!
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Scratch
Here you can see a close up of them bolted...

Here you can see a close up of them bolted together, a complete shot of my firepot/tuyere/blower/ash dump assembly, and finally with it installed under the forge body.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I was going to drill and tap some holes in the...

I was going to drill and tap some holes in the bottom of the firepot, but I couldn't find my tap and die set, so I figured out which position I wanted the tuyere, drilled some matching holes in the...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Scratch
I tore apart my wheelbarrow forge and used the...

I tore apart my wheelbarrow forge and used the blower, tuyere, and ash dump from it since it would save time, and it already worked great. I do wish the ash dump was deeper, but I can live with...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Scratch
Then I welded on some legs from 2X2 square...

Then I welded on some legs from 2X2 square tubing, welded some feet on them, and added some wheels on the back legs. The finished floor pan height is 32".
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,127
Posted By Scratch
Next I drew up the floor pan and cut it out from...

Next I drew up the floor pan and cut it out from 3/16" steel, then drew up the four sides, cut them out, and welded them to the floor pan.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,127
Posted By Scratch
Then I drew up an easy to replace "grate plate"...

Then I drew up an easy to replace "grate plate" for the bottom of the firpot. I was going to just weld in some bars for the grate, but thought I could easily cut a new one when it gets burnt out,...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,127
Posted By Scratch
Now, let's get on with the build! I've always...

Now, let's get on with the build!
I've always considered the the firepot to be the heart of the forge, so that's what I started with. I have a CNC plasma cutting table so I drew up the firepot in...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-06-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,127
Posted By Scratch
New Coal Forge Build! (pic heavy)

Well I recently finished up my third forge and thought I'd share the build with you all as I think it turned out pretty well. Sorry about all the pics, but everybody like pics right!?!?
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