Forge Building workshop 26 April 2014

Martin Pansch
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Forge Building workshop 26 April 2014

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:21 pm

We had a good day making coal forges yesterday. The weather held off until the very end. I was sort of worried I wouldn't have enough fans until I went to the Le Suere swap meet the day before and bought 17 in one go (should be good for a year or two now). 4 of 7 people went home with working forges and the other 3 just have a few more welds to make and have the resources to do it themselves. I figured I would share a few photos though Michele Brennan mentioned she might be writing a Metalsmith article later which I don't doubt will have better shots.
6 firepots ready to go.jpg
I welded up 6 firepots before the day of the class to try to reduce the bottleneck at the welder. It helped but there was still a bottle neck
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Shawn and Glenn working (800x600).jpg
Shawn, who drove the furthest, and Glenn, from the next town over, working on their forges.
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Skip's forge top and firepot (800x600).jpg
Skip Norstrom's forge top and firepot. He made a different size and style than the rest.
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Two fire pots with tuyere and a mess table (800x600).jpg
A messy layout table with a few firepots and tuyeres on the back side.
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I think a good time was had by all, we all learned a bit, and everyone was helping each other in the proud tradition of Guild workshops.

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