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Old 11-06-2017, 03:08 PM
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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 out. (also... the opening on the one end farthest from the firepot is deeper and flush with the floor pan in case I ever want to clean out the forge by sweeping rather than tipping it over)

So to close them, I made some sliding "coal gates" that can be partially or fully slid out of the way, or even flipped to the outside when I want to open them. All four of the coal gates are identical for ease of replacement.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:08 PM
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Then I welded in some cord hangers to hold the 20' power cable.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:09 PM
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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 anywhere on the forge body. I also used flexible steel conduit to help protect the wires from heat.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:13 PM
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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.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:15 PM
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more pics of the underside...
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:15 PM
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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 to double as a measuring tool if needed, plus I bolted on a piece of broken measuring tape to it, for smaller measurements. Can't wait to fire it up!
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:34 PM
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That is nicely done. I can see you put a lot of thought into making everything work together.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:00 PM
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Very Nice.
I will want to see how it fires up, that should be a large firepot judging from the pictures. Do you have a power hammer?
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:26 PM
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Nice work. Really like the gate idea. Consider that one stolen.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:44 PM
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Nice work. Really like the date idea. Consider that one stolen.
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