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Home Made Blacksmithing Forges!

I have made up my own forge for smithing. And this has inspired other people to make their own forges. Here on this page I show you pics of some of their forges.

And if you make your own forge be sure to send me a pic so I can add it to this page!



Here is a home made forge made by Brendan. It looks great and he just started using it and tells us about it: It is 100% homemade. Its a ford f350 brake drum attached to a cast iron pan with a few holes drilled for airflow from a hairdrier connected to a light dimmer for variable speed.



Here is the basics for Patricks new Forging area. It is his forge and his anvil stand. Wow! He used a brake drum for the forge. This is great. My thanks go to him for sharing the pics with us!

The anvil is a 55 pounder that he picked up at Harbor Freight!



Here is a forge made by Lane. It is terrific! He is using it to make swords and knives!

Here is a knife that he has made with this forge.


Here is a forge made by Travis. He uses a lawmower deck and made some improvements including a wooden frame. He tells us a little bit about making this: It's basically the same concept of yours but I made a wooden frame and screwed the mower deck in the frame. Then I got two old disc blades and layered them up over the mower deck. After that I tapped in the copper pipe for air/as flow in the bottom. Then I covered the disc blades about a quarter inch deep with furnace cement. I cut out prices of an old grill grate and put those in the cement and let dry. It seems to work fine. The grates in the bottoms were glowing red and it melted a can fairly quick.


Here is a forge made by Shawn. Wow, nice forge, very durable and solid! My thanks go to him for sharing the pics with us!




Here is a backyard forge made by Atilla. Wow, this thing is spectacular. The first pic shows just the wooden frame around it and since this pic he has done more work on it. My thanks go to him for sharing this with us. I love this set up!


Here is a backyard forge made by Timm. Great job on improvising here. You just need a few basic supplies like refractory bricks and you can get to forging! I have also included a picture of the sword (and chainmail) that Timm is working on! See what you can do!





A Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

Virtually every task beginning and intermediate blacksmiths must master is presented in this excellent book. Over 400 detailed drawings help increase comprehension levels. This is a reference manual that will be found lying open on the workbench more often than found on the bookshelf and is highly recommended to anyone swinging a hammer to shape hot metal. This is an excellent introduction to this glorious craft and an excellent resource for advancing your knowledge, skills, and vision for blacksmithing.


I own this book too and it is just as good as the first book. This one leans more toward the melding of traditional and modern techniques. The writer is quite an artistan/blacksmith.


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