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Homemade Coal Forge, I might need this to make hook tools for bowl turning

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Basic Brake drum Forge for under $40

Just a basic run through on a tried and true standard. The small scale hobbyist smith coal forge, with upgrades soon to come. I spent many happy hours in my youth turning out dozens of leaf blade throwers hammered out of hydraulic lifters with a forge just like this and a scrap of I beam as an anvil. I eventually expanded my horizons and started making more useful tools and articles in steel, began experimenting with forge welding and then broke my hand. Six weeks late...

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Basic Brake drum Forge for under $40

Just a basic run through on a tried and true standard. The small scale hobbyist smith coal forge, with upgrades soon to come. I spent many happy hours in my youth turning out dozens of leaf blade throwers hammered out of hydraulic lifters with a forge just like this and a scrap of I beam as an anvil. I eventually expanded my horizons and started making more useful tools and articles in steel, began experimenting with forge welding and then broke my hand. Six weeks late...

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madebyvmworks: Progress on the coal forge. Added removable wheels so I could wheel it around outside. If it goes well the plan is to build a vent hood and move it inside. Still looking for a blower to complete the kit. www.madebyvmworks.com

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