Homemade Coal Forge, I might need this to make hook tools for bowl turning

Homemade Coal Forge, I might need this to make hook tools for bowl turning

madebyvmworks:  Progress on the coal forge. Added removable wheels so I could wheel it around outside. If it goes well the plan is to build a vent hood and move it inside. Still looking for a blower to complete the kit. www.madebyvmworks.com

madebyvmworks: Progress on the coal forge. Added removable wheels so I could wheel it around outside. If it goes well the plan is to build a vent hood and move it inside. Still looking for a blower to complete the kit. www.madebyvmworks.com

Just a basic run through on a tried and true standard.  The small scale hobbyist smith coal forge, with upgrades soon to come.  I spent many happy hours in my youth turning out dozens of leaf blade throwers hammered out of hydraulic lifters with a forge just like this and a scrap of I beam as an anvil.  I eventually expanded my horizons and started making more useful tools and articles in steel, began experimenting with forge welding and then broke my hand.  Six weeks late...

Basic Brake Drum Forge for Under $40

Just a basic run through on a tried and true standard. The small scale hobbyist smith coal forge, with upgrades soon to come. I spent many happy hours in my youth turning out dozens of leaf blade throwers hammered out of hydraulic lifters with a forge just like this and a scrap of I beam as an anvil. I eventually expanded my horizons and started making more useful tools and articles in steel, began experimenting with forge welding and then broke my hand. Six weeks late...

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