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Testing out the forge

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Last year I made a forge out a gas bottle we had laying around, i've made a few little things but nothing of much significance so I thought i'd make some shelf brackets.

 

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Slight cuts were put in them so I could bend them in the same place.

 

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All the components before bending, not bad to say they were done by eye

 

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Above the photo shows them with all the welding complete and a coating of wax.

 

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And the finished thing, the screws will get replaced eventually with black ones.

 

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22 minutes ago, Stormin said:

Nice work Ewan. One mistake though. Mine! Showed them to swmbo. "You could make me some." :rolleyes:

 

Thanks :D My mum has already commissioned some, quite a challenge to make without a proper anvil.

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40 minutes ago, Stormin said:

I've got an anvil. May make a forge one day.

 

The tube going under on yours and the extension lead, make me think there's a fan somewhere.

 

 

I keep looking at anvils but they seem to be expensive, yes i've got an air bed pump thats rigged up to it, works well in my opinion :)

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On 5/19/2017 at 9:14 PM, Cub Cadet said:

 

I keep looking at anvils but they seem to be expensive, yes i've got an air bed pump thats rigged up to it, works well in my opinion :)

i was looking at some you tube vids and a few of the lads on there bolted a piece of railway track to a heavy piece of wood till they could get an anvil    

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14 hours ago, bubbalove said:

i was looking at some you tube vids and a few of the lads on there bolted a piece of railway track to a heavy piece of wood till they could get an anvil    

 

Yes, i've seen those, they go for quite a bit of money on ebay, fortunately last month I managed to purchase a fairly small one with a stand at a show for a reasonable price. Its a good size for me and fairly easy to move around which is good! :)

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I use a 330mm length of Rail Track as an Avil and Former (was going to use it as a WH Tractor front weight). It complies with modern day EN13674-1 and 49E1 DIN S49 pattern.

Weighs 36lbs (16.33Kgs). Quality piece of old British Steel.

I dug up 2 pieces when working on the House shared Grounds which, coincidentally, is about 200yds (182.88mtrs) from the London-Brighton Railway :ph34r:.   

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