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  • TopRet
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    Thank you Dave. I just need to get a little more consistent with my leaves though.

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  • dabar39
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    TopRet

    Nice detail work on the roses, very nice looking gate. dave

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  • TopRet
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    pics

    Maybe this would work for you???
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  • R W
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    Has any one tried coke in their forge, have heard its cleaner than coal,appears to be available from Penncoal,. Charcoal was widely used, but
    is hard to come by now.

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  • Iron man
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    There use to be a coal yard right in greeneville, but they closed about 2 years ago. so now when I get it I go to rogersville but he is only open in the winter months so I always buy by the ton to make sure I have enough to get through the summer plus it is alot cheaper in the long run. I am sure there are yards closer to you than rogersville though, all you need is stoker coal and all stoker coal is, is small pieces 3/4 or smaller some say not to use dirty coal or make sure it comes from a specific place. But the only time that I see it matters is when forge welding you need a good clean fire and very hot.
    I also have a propane forge which is also easily built with a few items from hardware store, I use for small stuff but still prefer the coal fire. I live in the woods no one can see my shop or house from road so the neighbors use to think I was crazy having a coal fire going in July LOL. When you get the forge built learning to build a good fire is the key. send pics when you get it done.

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  • r90s
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    For Wireguy

    here is a link for U wireburner....http://www.twinoaksforge.com/BLADSMI...20CHARCOAL.htm

    And a spare....http://sofablacksmiths.org/links.html

    And while you are looking at their links on the last on, those fire pots they talk about there, are about the best. You might want to take note of them.
    Last edited by r90s; 07-31-2007, 05:23 PM.

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  • wireburner
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    working on it , a brake drum one

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  • weld_13
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    Have you made a forge yet? They look cool but the last thing I need is another project

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  • wireburner
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    I e-mail them to ask how much it would be to shipp a bag to me

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  • r90s
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    Here Ya Go Wireburner

    That pocahontas coal seam is the best I know of for Blacksmithing!

    http://www.penncoal.com/wst_page10.html

    Pocahontas Blacksmith coal is $14.00 for a 50 lb bag
    Last edited by r90s; 07-31-2007, 11:21 AM.

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  • wireburner
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    Iron Man

    Iron man where do you get your coal ,or coke? i noticed you was in Greenville so you may know a local place

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  • wireburner
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    Originally posted by Iron man View Post
    If you wish to have a blacksmith teacher it is very expensive from what I understand, I have been doing it for about 7 or 8 years It is a fun hobby and often pays well but you have to find the right market. I taught my self just by trial and error, learn to forge weld that is an art in its self very hard to do.
    start by going to this site it has plans to build your forge how to build the fire
    kind of coal to use and about anything else you will need to know they also have a forum every one there is great about sharing info and helping out.
    anvilfire.com
    Thanks so so Much , I got some plans for a forge , brake drum, some plunbing fittings,fire block, I just read up and try to teach my self!

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  • Iron man
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    If you wish to have a blacksmith teacher it is very expensive from what I understand, I have been doing it for about 7 or 8 years It is a fun hobby and often pays well but you have to find the right market. I taught my self just by trial and error, learn to forge weld that is an art in its self very hard to do.
    start by going to this site it has plans to build your forge how to build the fire
    kind of coal to use and about anything else you will need to know they also have a forum every one there is great about sharing info and helping out.
    anvilfire.com

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  • TopRet
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    Are you close to Johnson City?

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  • wireburner
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    I found a couple websites http://www.motherearthnews.com/UnCat...Own-Forge.aspx and http://www.aquadoodiloop.com/index.php?id=1193
    it show s how to build a forge

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