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Category: Blacksmithing

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EM 862 War Department Education Manual CHAPTER XVIII BLACKSMITHING EQUIPMENT; FORGE FIRESWhether a farmer can afford a forge and anvil will depend upon the distance to a blacksmith shop, the amount of machinery repair work he needs to do or have done, and his ability as a mechanic. Although not every farmer can profitably own blacksmithing […]
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The advantage of a side draft forge is that the fire is completely out in the open. That way it is easy to see what is happening and easy to position the work in the fire. My forge is merely a “table” made from 1/4 inch plate for a top and has angle iron legs, […]

This anvil stand is constructed of 1-1/4″ steel schedule 80 pipe. Each leg is set at an 8 degree angle for stability. The feet of each stand leg has 3/8″ X 3″ circles welded to it. L

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This swedge stand is constructed of 1-1/4″ steel schedule 80 pipe. Each leg is set at an 8 degree angle for stability. The feet of each stand leg has 3/8″ X 2-1/2″ circles welded to it. Leg length to suit the working height of the swedge block. The top frame is made of 1/4″ X […]
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The process is actually rather simple in concept; it just deals with really thick steel in a rather nasty way.  For more details and photos see Anvil Making Made (Kind of) Easy Start with a pattern for your anvil. Either trace an existing anvil or design your own. Next, decide how heavy you want it to […]
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