How to build a portable forge
Next week I’ll try forging small knifeblades at castle Frankenstein. It’s my second take on smithing. I have build a new portable forge for this project. Alas, I have to confess, that the general setup is not my idea but taken from the book “Messer schmieden für Anfänger” published by the german “Messer Magazin”.
It’s very simple: you’ll need four larger and two small bricks, arranged like on the photo. Then you drill a hole through one of the bigger bricks for the ventilation pipe. Drill some holes into the pipe like on a flute. Connect pipe and pump with a bicycle tube, securing everything with pipe clamps.