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J.R.'s Forge

Here is a great little backyard forge and anvil made by J.R.

It is a great example of getting yourself some blacksmithing while staying on a budget. There are lots of ways you can go about making a forge. You don't need anything fancy, just a basic setup.

And with a basic setup you can get a whole lot of blacksmithing done.

Here are some pictures of JR's forge and Anvil.

 

 

The forge

 

Jr's forge

 

Home made anvil

 

Sink forgeOk, J.R. Is definitely having some fun with the Forge Building. You have got to check out his new set up. Its a Sink Forge!!

 

 

 

 

 

RESOURCES


 

The Complete Bladesmith

The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection

Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!

 

 

The backyard Blacismith

The Backyard Blacksmith: Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith

The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how -- with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques -- blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments.

Detailed step-by-step full color exercises teach all the universal skills and techniques used to forge iron; it's like having a master blacksmith by your side
Provides the reader with an understanding of the properties and characteristics of forging hot metal, making the craft accessible to those without previous experience
Over 20 beautiful and function projects organized by difficulty level allow new blacksmiths to progress at their own pace and master the skills they learned in earlier chapters.

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