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Old 09-18-2011, 07:24 PM
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yup a forge. I am thinking of building it out of local iron ore rock, using local iron ore clay and sackcrete for the mortar, building a trough with the tweer in the bottom, then building up and kinda domeing both sides to the hood and leaving a hole open in the front to work iron through. I was also going to build a nice rock shelf out front to allow for slow cooling pieces on when reducing hardness. And I am going to build a bellows. I don't plan on running ANY electricity to the smithy, I want to do it all primitive. I will also be building a kiln to make my own hardwood charcoal...

Also how far from the house should I put the smithy? Any advice on using the local iron ore rock? etc

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:25 PM
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Man Rich you got too many thing in the fire.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:47 PM
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Actually I have cut most of em out these days. Got boats up for sale (all but the Jon boat), got puppies up for sale, and my reloading press is gathering dust because it has been so dry it is even dangerous to shoot. Heck in fact I didn't even rejoin the bowling league this fall. Not taking college classes like I was supposed to etc. Life is tooooo short to not be doing what you want to do, and what I want to do is blacksmithing, some hunting, some fishing, some writing, and I guess I can go to work now and then to keep up appearances.

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"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:04 PM
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:41 PM
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GOB,
If you would, let me know how the Iron Rock (that is what we call it here) works for you. We have Iron Rock at the farm and about the only thing I have ever seen anyone do with it was to make a sign base for their ranch or farm. Place down the highway has a pyramid built of it with a sign on the side that says Pleasant Valley Ranch. Every time I disc up a place to plant I have to clear the stuff before I can plant. Clank, clank, clank.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:37 PM
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Yep I will let you know how it goes, I probably won't get the big forge done until spring of next year, right now I am working on getting together the materials to build a bucket/bag bellows, and a kiln for making my own charcoal. I am going to start small working on a in ground iron age style forge, that way I can really get to know what it is I want an need before I start building my big forge and smithy. Besides first thing I have got to get made are tools (rake, tongs, hot cutoff, etc)

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"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:26 PM
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Good Ol Boy, you have got quite a project and I wish you the best with it. Keep us appraised on how it is going.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:19 PM
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...got puppies up for sale, ....GoodOlBoy
What kind of puppies?
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:02 PM
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mutts pure bred mutts. Momma was a gold lab mix, daddy was a black lab mix, looks to have been some boxer maybe in there somewhere. Two girls left. They are REAL purty. They are already A1 mole hunters.... my yard is proof....

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Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 8:15 KJV

"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
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heh....no thanks...I got two good mole dogs already...heh
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