Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by William Kiner, Mar 7, 2012.
Day # 1
Are you putting the blower outside?
Yes Sir !!!!!!!
Day # 2
PLEASE show pictures step by step. It is exactly what I want in my shop !!!!!
If you don't mind me copying you i would be so pleased to have this in my shop.
It is absoluetly beautiful......
Bruce I'll take pics when I can for you but it's hard to when hands are covered in "mud " If you know a good mason show him the pics as I post them and he can build it .As for the cost it is no more than a steel forge, I'm using a Colonial stye brick that are all hand made , as I want it to look like a forge with some character. You can copy it all you want ...I got the idea from K.H.S .
I will be working on it for a few more days .
If you do build one put the blower out side next to the shop mount it on a post (make sure you cover it with a water proof box) That way there is no vibration or noise . Your forge will be Quiet!!
Nice !!! I like it I like it a lot!. It has a kinda warming charm of a wood fired pizza oven about it. It would make you want to hang around it on a cold winters day chatting & drinking hot strong black brewed coffee With a nip of brandy.
Looking good! How long till it's ready for fire?
Next week I should be done with it ,I need to make the hood and hook everything up.. so I'm using the competition one till then
It would take me a week to get rid of the headache from drinking them Budweisers I see sitting on the forge.
I don't know if its going to hold up!!!
It ought to as long as he keeps throwing his hammers at the wall and not the forge!
They were free and cold
I fixed that too !
Wlliam, make sure you give enough time for the bricks to dry out and mortar to cure before you fire it up. When I did my brick side blast (english style) coke forge, my consulted mason said give it 2-4 weeks depending on the relative humidity and to keep the fires smallish for the first few. It's 28 yrs old now with no cracks in any bricks or mortar joints. It could've been the waiting period, my mastery of all things masonary or just damn lucky.
Thanks Brian, It will be about 10-14 days from when I started it till I light the first fire.
Clinker and ash gate handle, and added a temporary air gate arm , I'll make a nice one when the forge is up and running.
Great work.William. Congratulations. I wish great shoes in these forge.
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