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Knifemaking or Blacksmith Forge Tutorial by Logan-Pearce Knifemaking or Blacksmith Forge Tutorial by Logan-Pearce
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP7zIh…

Making a coal forge for blacksmithing or bladesmithing. This tutorial shows how my wooden coal forges are made. It doesn't require a welder or anything like that. I find that it is the cheapest way to build a forge, just short of digging a hole in the ground. lol.

I will be using this forge to make most of the knives in my up coming tutorials. :D




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spark815 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  New member
hi logan.
                great forge.im gonna buildt mine on your specs..
but the one i made dosnt seam to get hot enough,i can get metal to cherry or bright red .but it means  a lot of hammering.what can i do to increase the heat...
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
What are you using for fuel and air? The hair dryer should be pushing up enough air to melt metal, mine does. Ask me how I know. ;) 

It might be the type of fuel you are burning though. I burn coal, not charcoal, to get it this hot. 
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DorainGray Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think im going to use this method to make my first 'try' at forging a knife. thanks for the upload.
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem!
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As a guy who re-makes his forge every year this is some good work.

Clever use of the PVC by adding a spacer. I usually just use a metal pipe. This could have saved me so much headache.

I have gone to a full brick forge with fire bricks on the inner most layer. I make a long not too wide area for the coal that works real well for the large projects I do. And is much easier to maintain/clean.

I also cover the top with wood to keep the heat in.
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Keifeto-McCormack Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
im thinking i may end up doing this as i have the space in the backyard to start setting up an area to do it. also thought of an alternate use for this forge which would be a small fire bit for late night warmth while star gazing (i live on the edge of town so this is plausible for me ^_^
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol! I could be used for that. The good thing is you can move it wherever you want. So if you don't forge for a while, you can just put it up. :D
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Keifeto-McCormack Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
i know right! its really cool. lookin forward to your tutorials (because of this one picture i've decided i really want to learn this xD)
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Good and informative!
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Logan-Pearce Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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