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#1 holdenboy1960 ONLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 10:41 AM

aways ago there was some convo thread on forging , could not find that thread so here is a photo& some of my Father's little Forge PB290089.JPG PB290090.JPG           PB290091.JPG PB290092.JPG                       PB290093.JPG & it still turns & blows but needs a good oiling & clean i reckon 

 

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 11:29 AM

  Very nice !!!!! I want a good coal forge in the worst way.

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 11:49 AM

That's some cool stuff there!


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 11:58 AM

That's some cool stuff there!

Talk to the horse people in your area.  They may know of a farrier that has quit and could still have his forge.  Lot of them were small for portability.


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 12:56 PM

Pete, up until WWII most steel construction was done with rivets. I've seen dozens of "rivet forges" over the years. Thousands of them were used to build our cities. There is one in my basement that I want to get going someday. The rivet forge is light weight and designed to take down easily. You can still find forges and anvils at very old farms when they have sales. They show up at our swap meets occassionally now but the forges are alittle expensive, the anvils have gotten rediculas. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 03:00 PM

Linseed oil is a good preservative for the metals outside of the burn zone.
Clean it up with a plastic bristled brush, boiled linseed oil 3:1 with kerosene and it'll leave a nice antique patina with protection.

I have no idea what it would do inside the burn box however. Probably be fine and just burn off after a few minutes. Better than no protection IMHO
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Posted July 24, 2016 - 11:38 PM

Very nice !!!!! I want a good coal forge in the worst way.
                                                                              Pete


Ok, you have the #1 thing you need (desire). Now all you need is to get started..... Good coal forges can be built in a reasonably well equipped garage shop from steel scraps and a few odds and ends for air delivery. I could guide you through......
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Posted July 25, 2016 - 04:02 AM

i guess i'm very lucky as we have 2 the same but the other 1 has a broken cast iron leg but repairable , but back when dad just made a mount stand for this 1 in the thread ,

 

I remember turning it many times for dad when he was making gate hinges & such for Cattle yards & road gates ect as we were kids

 

Thank you MH81 for the tips on preserving it a bit ,the oils in the fire box would just burn up

 

 The Eldest Brother gets this 1 & i get the other unit but i have to redo the fire box on it which i don't mind & this is why i won't use this 1 incase something goes wrong with it 

 

i do have some forging tools if & when i can find them , long handle tongues & cut off chisel & such  

 

Petrj6

          to build a unit get a large car or truck engine sump pan for the fire box like this 1 is 

 

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