Monday, January 9, 2012

My new forge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I feel like I am finally getting some where with my blacksmith shop. LOL I got my new forge started!!!
Unlike the last forge I had, I am building this one out of concrete block, and later on I am going to face it with stone from the creek here on the farm.
Now what I need to do is go get a piece of plate steel 4x4 and 1/2 to 3/4" thick, and that will be the top of my forge.
My goal is to have my blacksmith shop up and running by the end of the month, but with all the work that needs to be done on the farm, I not sure that will happen.
Here is a small list of all the stuff that needs to get done here soon.

Hook up the wood furnace
clear out old fence rows & replace old wire with new
Put up a couple of miles of fencing
cut fire wood
put up the green house
blaze a new trail so I can get the team down to the creek bottom
get the barn fram work up.

so Like I said I kinda doubt that I will get my shop set up by the end of the month, but you never know.


Ella said...

What do you make? I've never really watched anyone smith before. Just once actually, at our yearly fair. I'm sure its interesting!

Blacksmith Chase said...

Here is a link to a blog post from last year, It is kinda like a small portfolio of some of the things I make.