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How to Build a Full Size Coal Forge from Commonly Available Metal

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How to Build a Full Size Coal Forge answers one of the most frequently asked blacksmithing questions - "Does anyone have plans for building a forge?" There are some plans available, but they often use scrounged parts such as an old brake drum. The coal forge in this book uses all new parts which are much easier to come by than scrounged parts, and it still will cost considerably less than a manufactured forge of equal quality.

36 pages, 8-1/2 x 11 (Paperback)

Item #: BK211

The project requires simple hand tools with the exception of something to cut the angle iron, but a chop box could be rented or the Mighty Metal Miter could be built. Since welding is not required, the coal forge is a good project for either seasoned or beginning blacksmith. The design uses wheels which are a necessity for weekenders or conference-hoppers, but the wheels can be easily removed for the classic look. Not only do the plans describe the construction of a full size forge, but they include the plans for making a smoke hood from a flat piece of sheet metal which could have been a set of plans on its own.