Archive for July, 2012

A possible ‘fix’ for the coal forge

Monday, July 16th, 2012

My Dad did some scrounging at work, and managed to find a couple of old slip-on pipe flanges in the scrap bin.

I’m hoping one can be modified (without too much effort) to work as a new ash-dump mounting bracket for my large coal forge.

Fingers crossed!

Gas Forge

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

I’ve just completed building a new gas forge!

This past weekend I went back, yet again, to see David Robertson at the Hammer & Tongs in Cargill, Ontario for his one-day forge building workshop (he’s probably getting sick of me by now…).  It was another terrific course.  A lot of valuable knowledge, including a mini crash-course in welding.

The best part, of course, is that I came home with a new, fully functioning, gas forge!


Don’t get me wrong, I like using solid-fuel forges too.  But there is a real convenience factor from the quick start-up and mess-free shut down at the end of the day when using gas.  Suddenly, it’s realistic for me to do an hour of forging in the evening after school / work.