NorrinRadd
Video of my homemade forge, its just for fun.


Just make something!

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Hank Rearden
Glad to see your video I found it real interesting. Your blower is brilliant for a homemade forge. At first I thought the PVC would melt also. It surprised me when you said there hasn't been any issue. If you do smell it remember it can burn. If burns I believe the fumes are toxic.

Look forward to seeing what you and the family make. Thanks for the post.
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NorrinRadd
Thanks for checking it out. I was concerned about the pvc but I wanted to try it just to get that sweeping curve to help my airflow as much as I could.  So I gave it a shot fully expecting it to melt off. But it hasnt and I have used it a good bit lately. The pvc starts about 8" below the fire and the forge gets as hot as any I've seen. I may get one of those laser thermometers and just see how hot that 2" pipe gets.

I've started to take videos to log our progress of stuff in the shop. I've got a couple more vids in process, very time consuming though.
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jmccustomknives
The only problem with the pvc, eventually you'll have a wild clinker make its way down.  Then it will melt.[mad]

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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NorrinRadd
Yeah I keep waiting for that. My ash gate is another 8" below the pvc so as long as empty it once in while I'm banking on the clinkers falling through it fast enough to not hurt it. After a while I may take it off and see what is happening inside of it. I plan on making a steel one if/when this one fails, but for less than $5 its holding out better than I thought it would.
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RobWilson
I enjoyed that video , nice forge you have there to . I also learned something new ,The easy way to light the forge .  Thanks for showing .


Regards Rob 
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NorrinRadd
Hey thanks for the kind words, and subbing to my channel. I am really enjoying giving back a little of what I have learned through the videos.

That's funny because I actually learned that lighting technique from one your country men's videos Gary Huston. His channel is one of my favorites on blacksmithing.

I started using that torch to light my bbq grill too. [wink] I just need to hook a blower up to it now.

Thanks again.
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NorrinRadd
I had someone ask how my plow disc was holding up in my forge so I decided to do a quick inspection video. Figured I'd post it here just keep up with any progress. The forge is holding out pretty well over all, even my pvc 'T' hasn't failed yet. I don't mention it in the video but you might notice I built a table beside it, and I added some flat bar on one side to try to keep coal from spilling out.

JMC, I'd be interested to know if you have any idea why it was such and issue welding that disc in there.

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jmccustomknives
Norrin, you had it right on welding the high carbon steel.  That steel would probably need to be around 500f to do it right.  309 stainless would help, but those rods aren't cheap.  With the flat fire pot how well does it form the beehive for welding purposes.  Generally you want around 4" between the bottom of the pot and the fire ball. You'll probably have to pile up the coal to make it work.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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