Homemade Blacksmiths Forge

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jeffrey jacobson : A sledgehammer head makes a good anvil for knife making and other small projects.

ThisWoodwork : I think if fireb bricks are the best idea unless you want to go as far at building it from steel. Some bricks did end up cracking if I picked them up, they never "exploded" as some people said but regular bricks may not be as cost effective as you hope. Alex

ThisWoodwork : @Meestarcheez LOL, I am small he is I think about 6' 3" or somthing!

ThisWoodwork : Thanks for the heads up about that, worth being very careful. If people did want to use it however, just light it up outside and let it run for a while. It will easily get hot enough to burn off all the zinc. Alex

UlrichTheDwarf : If you havent yet got an anvil you can always just go to a railroad track and see if theres a spare peice on the side and take it makes a great anvil.

ThisWoodwork : @ravenwind123 Yer that was actually my first plan of action because anvils cost a bomb!

ThisWoodwork : @baconsoda Well I actually fed the pipe into a wooden box which fed the blast upwards. This prevented it from melting because on the first run ash did falll through and burn small holes. It also works better now because less air is lost.

ThisWoodwork : @Medievalguy12 I don't see why not, I am sure it would produce enough air, just make sure no hot bits of coal can fall down on it because it could catch fire.

ThisWoodwork : @RazorRivetRiot ha! Sorry, I have been having that problem to. I hear a lot of people use old railway track , where ever the hell they get that! Anvils are really expensive and those brick sure didn't work.

BAD DOODS : quite intuitive using regular bricks

ThisWoodwork : Thanks for watching, there was no plan bellow, there is no reason why you couldn't though. A small amount of dust build up around the pipe but I most of it was stopped by the stones bellow the coal but above the wire mesh you saw. Alex

ThisWoodwork : @robertmbishop Is that the robert bishop from school?

ThisWoodwork : There is nothing you can apply to my knowledge, fire bricks would be best but I recon clay bricks would probably be alright. The concrete bricks I used will always want to crack.

ThisWoodwork : I should think so. Although it might not be a good idea running one for a long period of time.

OrionsAnvil : I know this is an old vid but its not bad for beginners. If coal or charcoal is hard to get in your area you may look at a gas forge. Keep on forging.

ThisWoodwork : Don't see why not, if you can attach the air scource bellow a grill is very similar to some commercial forges. Not sure how long it would last but it would be worth a go!

ThisWoodwork : Yes still in tact but I recon that they are not as strong as they were. A small tap with another brick would probably crack them.

ThisWoodwork : Its a combination of the both but probably the prior.

ThisWoodwork : That was the aim! :P

MountaineerBlacksmith : NEVER USE A CLAW HAMMER!!!!

ThisWoodwork : I didn't, just gravity.

ThisWoodwork : @MAD2be1 It was just average steel, laying around the shop. It was briquettes which you use on a barbeque, but if you can get your hands on coal that is ideal, it burns longer and better.

asuko2012 : I lost my shit when Dan got in the picture, I am 6' 3" though, so I know the feels dude xD

Chris Qiao : good weed

Malonze Productions : Ive seen people make forges of plaster\ sand mixted. Can i use your design with the bricks then coat it in the mix to make it more permanent?

Jim McIntyre : well done!

Diana Oosterhoff : thats awsome i am planing to make one

Debra Taron : I love your uninhibited improvisation. You're awesome bro.

Koch 40 : A kid actually making a blacksmith Forge instead of begging his mum to buy one store bought, or sitting inside plating video games and getting 300 pounds.. Good job young man, you should do well in life, ignore the ignorant negative comments.. If you can find a short section of train track somewhere you'll have a nice little anvil..

Caelum Ellis : If u cant find an anvil use old railroad tracks or the pins from a large excavator (an industrial one) you can probably buy the pins from a scrapper. (FYI, I live in Australia so u may not have access to mining equipment like I do)

swedishREdneck : Never forge galvaniced steel the fumes are toxic

David L. Heyder Jr. : You need to create a lid out of brick plates and if you decide to use this kind of forge drill 1" holes into the back brick plate you could, and i suggest you use. It'll give it more heat, contain the flame, and sustain it more.

Eddie & Cara White : Great Job Young man, Your Dad an Mum should be very proud of the Gentleman they are raising correctly. .. From one Southern Gentleman to an English one, nicely done sir...

joseph flores : I would just like to point out the danger that you're facing using a patio brick for a high heat Forge those bricks are not like chimney bricks and not made to take that much heat change first of all the heating and cooling can cause them to crack isn't as scary as the fact that under high heat those things could quite possibly explode and injure you I have manage to do this just with a campfire and Stones placed around it I've had campfire Stones explode on me luckily I was not within range to be harmed by it butt I think you should be very careful and you should seriously look into getting yourself some heat stones and swapping your friends out because you may be okay for a while doing this but in the future may come to regret that deal very much

Daniel Bauer : i'm so glad that i'm not the only 14 year old one, who wants to build a forge

Armani Nguon : Good job! It's a forge none the less.

whocares : hey guys its scarse here

William Manning : If you could getvyour hands on a short length of train track (rail) then you'd be set up good anvilwise.

SharpshooterJD : Cool stuff man! Earned a sub from me :).

Gabriel Meneghetti : primeiro brasileiro a comentar

ThisWoodwork : @TheFirearmEnthusiast I wasn't sure at first but I think its because of the air flow which causes most of the heat to rise to the top of the fire.

ThisWoodwork : It is a dust extractor with the hose attached to the outlet rather than the inlet.

ThisWoodwork : I don't think so.

ThisWoodwork : The wire was held in by the weight of the bricks.

baconsoda : Super project. As well as feeding the fire, does the force of the air blow the heat away from the end of the hose or could there be a melting issue? Best Wishes, Brendan.

Summers Woodworking : Nice!

Turner Forge : I really don't want to be that negative guy. however what you have there is just a slightly hot fire. I would do a little more reading and youtubing before you offer advice to others. I only say this because I have been reading the comments and see allot of young kids taking your advice. Your heart is in the right place, but just about everything you talked about was incorrect. I admire your curiosity, but please wait before you pass your knowledge on. Because it could get someone hurt.

Dave Bardin : You can drive an axe in a log and use the backside as an anvil. Large pieces of steel are hard to come by. A large sledge hammer in a vise works well. Well done guys.

gra643 : Bien Alex. Seguro que esto es el principio de un buen herrero

Willy Wonka : once you burn the coating off it's fine, but initially poison