Wanted to say thank you to those of you that post. I've been lurking for a while, and only got started "forging" just before Christmas, and 'borrowed" a lot of the wisdom contained here. I've only made four knives (successfully) so far, so I'm certainly a complete newb. Don't care really, though, I'm having so much fun.
I'm a teacher, so don't have a budget to buy all the fancy tools and gadgets, and it took me a while to make everything. Finally got my set up to the point I am proud enough to post it.
Made a coal forge centered on a brake drum design, but it's overbuilt, with a