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hello to all,

these are some images of like I have constructed my new forge. he is 26x54x20 cm (ideal for long blades) but it can be shrunk with mobile bricks.

 

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the carpentry

 

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the base in concrete

 

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the masonry

 

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the handle for the tongs

 

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the finished wall

 

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now the refractory bricks

 

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the tube for the air

 

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the sostituible tube

 

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very hot!!

 

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iin this way is ideal for long annealing

 

 

 

 

Marco

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Well Marco that is one heck of a forge, where is it built thats a pretty nice looking tile floor?

Bob

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Man that is absolutely beutifull! Thanks for sharing.

Larry Sharp

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MDF,

That is an awesome forge. How long did it take you to finish it ? Would you be so kind as to post more on this forge, such as a list of your materials and a more detailed process of how it was built.

 

I would love to build me a forge of the magnitude of yours and if it would be okay with you I would like to use your plans for my own. I look forward to your next post.

 

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Soon I insert a detailed list of the used materials and detailed measures more.

 

CIAO

 

Marco

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Very Cool Marco! Maybe angle the tuyere pipe down a bit and elbow it out of your way, so the blower is not right in front like that?

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Hi,

the used materials are:

old bricks for the lateral wall,

concrete and steel (diameter 18mm) for the base,

refractory bricks for the forge,

tube in cast iron for track (diameter 8cm),

tube in steel pierced for air (diametr 5cm),

refractory paste,

lime and break bricks for lateral filling.

 

The concrete base is 71x71cm and is 10cm of thickness.

 

Sam, the blower is mounted more low, no problem.

 

Excuse newly for my english!!

 

CIAO

 

Marco

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Ahh ok, I would get angry and probably kick it off the pipe if it kept getting in my way hehe:D.

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Marco, great job on that forge! Looks like it was very well thought out beforehand. The removable twyere will make replacement very easy at a later date, or if you want to change the pattern of air coming into the forge. I would make at least two up, one with air in one spot for forging blades. No need to burn all that fuel when working on a two inch section of blade. The other one, like the one you made, for doing the heat treating. If the blower and twyere do get in the way, it could be moved underneath the forge by adding a couple of 90 degree elbows.

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In this way the forge is ideal for heat treatments, normally when I forge I divide it with simple bricks.

Yes, I has made the interchanging tuyere just in order to replace it with other second the necessity, is a fast way for having one forge with various characteristics.

 

CIAO

 

Marco

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