I have always thought it would be fun to have a forge since I was in a welding class and watched a guy hammer out flowers and other adornments with nothing but a hammer and anvil. I don't have an o/a torch, and I don't have a scroller either, and I'd like to do some scroll work. It'd be fun and rewarding to try to do it with the old fashioned way using a forge, hammer, and anvil. I've seen some forges go for cheap, but none around here. Has anybody had any success with building their own? I don't know much about the construction of them, but seems like just a tub to hold the coal, and a blower with a pipe going in under the coal to make it burn hotter. Is this right? I got some 1/8" plate I could use for the tub, and I can get my hands on some usuable pipe. I don't know where the **** to get any coal, but I really think it'd be handy to have a forge. Maybe I'm way out in left field here, but would they be that difficult to build? Anybody got any plans for one?
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