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How to Forge Steel

“Mike Blue, Randall Graham, Ric Furrer, making steel at Larry Harley’s in May 2006. Lecture and Demonstration. Filmed by Christopher Price of The Tidewater Forge. 9 minutes.”

The inputs are alternating layers of charcoal chunks (1 inch cubes) and iron ore powder. The furnace is based on a traditional Japanese design and is “sacrificial.”


How to Build A Foundry Furnace For Under $100

From depronfreak: “Built me an furnace ! and created a guide.
I use it to melt silver for casting purposes (max 35 ounces at one time)
Everything in the project costs less than 100 $”

So You Want to Be A Blacksmith

“how to get started in blacksmithing.”

Make Your Own Small Blacksmith’s Forge

From the TeenWoodWorker, who sees blacksmithing as complementary to woodworking. He notes how you can then make your own handles and fixtures for your woodwork.

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