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Jeremy Blohm

Very simple beginners forge!!!

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The forge body is 4 fire bricks that can be found at tractor supply or ordered onlinehere. 

https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/united-states-stove-company-single-firebrick/0000000249442?gclid=CjwKCAiA1uHSBRBUEiwAkBCtzZJMEfhYV6vX7HNwhz-HHXM19gjboLq8XWd9yQFLrxvlBP-qXZa04hoC-oEQAvD_BwE

Then you will need 2 pieces of angle iron 8 inches long with 1/4 inch holes drilled about 3/4 of an inch in from the ends in the corner of the V. And you will need 2 pieces of 1/4 inch threaded rod 12 inches long and 4- 1/4 inch nuts and washers.20171205_142431.thumb.jpg.eff782f8b1b399449ebdc14188cb420f.jpg20171205_142438.thumb.jpg.407351c7fddc7a7199f65374cd07d634.jpg

You will need a 3/4 inch or 1 inch concrete bit also to drill the hole for the burner.shopping.jpeg

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And you will need a turkey fryer that is propane fired like this one avoid_a_house_fire_when_cooking_with_a_turkey_fryer_this_thanksgiving.jpg

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and then put the burner in the hole you drilled20180112_113545.jpg

hook it up to the propane tank and fire it up

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Edit: Another thing i did and highly recommend because of the extreme heat is forge a flare and attached it permanently to the forge but it required drilling a larger hole.  DO NOT. Use galvanized pipe!!!20180121_194729.jpg20180121_194812.jpg20180121_194821.jpg

DO NOT use galvanized pipe.

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This is one of the absolute top reasons why I love this hobby.  You can do so much with so little, and wind up with high quality, repeatable results. It justs depends on your resoursefulness, drive and desire. But theres always the giant think tank here to share with and learn!

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Pretty slick!  It would work even better with the soft insulating bricks.  I might have to try that...

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I'm in the process of uploading a video to YouTube and I will post a link to it.

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Here is the link to the video. I hope this helps anyone who wants to get into this craft and dose not have a lot of resources such as welders and steel. The reason I used the hard brickbis because i have a pallet of them I won at auction for dirt cheap. This whole set up I have about $15 into it.

 

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Another fine example of the K.I.S.S. engineering principal in practice..........B)

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8 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Pretty slick!  It would work even better with the soft insulating bricks.  I might have to try that...

I have seen them on fleabay made with soft bricks and angle iron in a frame around them. Sort of a "two-brick" forge in frame.

 

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And there is another turkey fryer on this online auction again this week! ;)

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I forgot to mention to kids out there...try to refrain from taking apart your dad's turkey fryer and don't take your bed apart to use the frame rails as the angle iron.:)

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1 hour ago, Dave Stephens said:

Clever! Well done.

 

Thanks dave. It worked a lot better than i anticipated. I seen a lot of people having trouble getting there blades hot enough for heat treating so i set out to build the simplest little forge i could think of and it ended up being a lot easier than i ever thought. I have built probably 12 forges and none of them have been "easy" all required welding and having to either order parts or wool or having to source parts from several stores. This little forge is as simple as it gets. And gets plenty hot enough for forging.

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And the people that have bought these little forges off the internet that uses the little 1 lb propane torches can replace the torch with a burner like this. 

Next im going to build another forge out of a freon bottle and see if this burner is capable of welding.

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How in the hell do I go about putting this thing on Pinterest. I just signed up to this thing because my brother told me it would be a good place to share it and I can't figure out how to post anything. And is there any other suggestions of where to share this amazing little forge with the world. This can be a game changer for a lot of people. And i feel i should share it everywhere i can.

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49 minutes ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

How in the hell do I go about putting this thing on Pinterest. I just signed up to this thing because my brother told me it would be a good place to share it and I can't figure out how to post anything. And is there any other suggestions of where to share this amazing little forge with the world. This can be a game changer for a lot of people. And i feel i should share it everywhere i can.

Hey, the people worth sharing it with will find this forum. (OK, I'm a Forum Chauvenist) . You are showing early signs of "'netimportanitis" :P. Consult a physician if symptoms persist.:lol:

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I get to see the physician tomorrow morning for steroid injections in my spine so I will talk with him about this...

6 minutes ago, Vern Wimmer said:

netimportanitis

My PA is a fellow bladesmith because of me so he might have some insight about this.:D

It's amazing the amount of people that want to get into this craft but think it's to hard or something. I made one comment to my PA about blacksmithing and he has been hooked ever sense.

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Shhhhh. We keep people thinking it is hard as part of the initiation ritual. Non-hackers are washed out into the teeming throng of wimpy feathermerchants who aren't fit to haul away a farrier's clinkers. :ph34r:

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It's official...Pinterest is retarded!!!:angry:

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so the burner is just a simple, almost, stove burner that you cut up? 

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8 hours ago, Vern Wimmer said:

Shhhhh. We keep people thinking it is hard as part of the initiation ritual. Non-hackers are washed out into the teeming throng of wimpy feathermerchants who aren't fit to haul away a farrier's clinkers. :ph34r:

Like the acquaintance who pulled me over the other day to tell me how badly he wants to start, and if I would make him a knife in exchange for some leaf springs........ <_<

 

Thanks for posting this, great idea and you may just have saved me a bunch of money.......

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5 hours ago, Ross Vosloo said:

so the burner is just a simple, almost, stove burner that you cut up? 

Yeah kinda, it's basically an oversized outdoor fryer. But it has to have the venturi style burner in order for it to work.

I will post a website these can be found at.

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1 hour ago, Gerhard said:

Thanks for posting this, great idea and you may just have saved me a bunch of money.......

Not a problem I did this as an experiment to build the absolute easiest gasser I could and it worked better than I had hoped for. I hope it helps a lot of people.

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It's tough seeing all these plans and not being able to act on it simply because we use LPG rather than Propane, and I've reliably been informed jet size is an issue.

I don't have time or $$ to experiment, especially since very little you need in these matters seem to be available locally.

I do however have a 2-plate gas stove, a cast iron affair that supposed to be for camping but served and my bachelor everything.

It has similar burners , and I'm hoping all I need is the adjustable regulator.

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I'm almost excited, think this will work?

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Since one of my hobbies is restoring Coleman stoves and lanterns and since I have seen a farrier's forge that works on the Coleman principle (Not made by Coleman), I am considering slapping something together for slaps and grins. There is a thing Coleman did make called the "Handy Gas Plant" which was a big tank with a big burner on top. They were used for a lot of things including by farrier's. My plan would use a stove tank and hopefully venturi style. The fly in the ointment is preheating the generator to vaporize the fuel. Normally it runs over the burner which isn't running at softening/melting temps.

Why? To see if I can, that's why.

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17 hours ago, Gerhard said:

It's tough seeing all these plans and not being able to act on it simply because we use LPG rather than Propane, and I've reliably been informed jet size is an issue.

I don't have time or $$ to experiment, especially since very little you need in these matters seem to be available locally.

I do however have a 2-plate gas stove, a cast iron affair that supposed to be for camping but served and my bachelor everything.

It has similar burners , and I'm hoping all I need is the adjustable regulator.

same boat as you, but isnt LPG just propane anyway?

"Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas), also referred to as simply propane or butane, are flammable mixtures of hydrocarbon gases used as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles." thats pulled straight from wiki. 

 

18 hours ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

Yeah kinda, it's basically an oversized outdoor fryer. But it has to have the venturi style burner in order for it to work.

I will post a website these can be found at.

ok great thanks. how can you tell its a venturi? sorry for the dumb questions, but like Gerhard above, i live in a part of the world where you have to find something bc you cant buy it

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