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i heard that in order to become a smith you must have a beard , if that is true i'm doomed

Hi my name is Ninomiya (Gabriel) i`m 26 years old and looking forward to learn this craftsmanship. I've never done something like it and i`m trying to study everything i can to get started. I'm still gathering tools and making plans to do  my own forge so i have nothing to present to you guys. I was thinking about something simple , i dont wanna spend much money on it (actually i dont have it) therefore a coal forge is my first option , what do you guys think?I would make a traditional japanese coal forge but i didnt  find any blueprints or plans to follow on the internet.
That's it , i'm glad to join the forum and i hope i can make  knives any time soon!
CYA

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Hi and Welcome. 

There is an overwhelming amount to learn in this craft, and like you I have only just started. But if I can offer some good advice, search this forum thoroughly and read as much as you can before asking any question as I have learnt the information is there and it will save you a lot of time waiting on replies. 

Good luck on your journey. 

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If you are interested in making a propane forge, type in "weed" in the search engine of this forum and you will see my post about the burner i made. It is really simple and it is possible to bolt on the flat stock versus welding it on. And as far as the forge chamber itself it can be made with fire brick from tractor supply instead of the kaowool.

The best part of my burner is the fact that it only uses 3 parts aside from having to buy the weed burner. And you dont have to build a fire, you can work inside with good ventilation, no need for a blower, you stay fairly clean, and you dont have to breath all the nasty crap.

I ran a coal forge for a long time and i wish i would have put all that time and money into propane. And i agree with chris. There is alot of info floating around you judt hsve to figure out how to reach ok ut and grab it.

 

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Welcome aboard!

I see you're in Brazil.  Are you familiar with the Sociedade Brasileira de Cuteleiros?  You may find them very helpful!  Not that we are not helpful, of course, but sometimes it is good to find someone close to home. You can find them here: http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=48 .  I think most of them are around São Paolo, but I am sure there are some almost everywhere. 

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Check out Danocon's power hammer build and watch some of the final videos he posted and it vaguely showes his forge and that seems like a traditional japanese forge. Its really a neat set up he has. He is truly a talented feller.

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I found it by putting tire in the search engine and it was about half way down the page or it's in the tools and tool making section on the first page
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This guy has a forge that is a hole in the ground.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcNRSQWBwTA

 

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On 11/04/2017 at 11:57 AM, Alan Longmire said:

Welcome aboard!

I see you're in Brazil.  Are you familiar with the Sociedade Brasileira de Cuteleiros?  You may find them very helpful!  Not that we are not helpful, of course, but sometimes it is good to find someone close to home. You can find them here: http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=48 .  I think most of them are around São Paolo, but I am sure there are some almost everywhere. 

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