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Old 04-04-2009, 02:33 PM
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Default Blacksmithing Bellows

As some of you may know making a Bellows or a blower for a forge can be a real pain in the ass so I went E snooping and found a nice little solution for all of us.

Enjoy the links and post anything else you may find.

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http://64.176.180.203/boxbellows.htm
http://www.twinoaksforge.com/BLADSMI...%20BELLOWS.HTM
http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/16510
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:19 PM
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cant you just connect a fan with metal tubes to feed air into your forge?
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:46 PM
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cant you just connect a fan with metal tubes to feed air into your forge?
Yup if you have the fan and something to regulate how much air it pumps into your forge.

This is rather simplistic... ish for people that can't get their hands on the leather or felt to make one of these.



Seeing as I'm dirt poor and have a good amount of usable wood laying around I'll be building one in the near future and taking up crafting small knifes and the like as a hobby and if my wares are descent enough I'll sell em on a street corner or something.

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Old 04-04-2009, 06:10 PM
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Alright, for you base to keep the heart of fire contained you must line your moat with firebrick which is decently expensive but I was able to get some from a asphalt plant and they seemed to work great for our purpose, "which was just melting the metal heh" but im sure if done correctly would of been fine. I would get fire bricks build a trough so were you can put the meal in and let the flames devour it to its purer form for you to shape it.

The whole blower with the leather is a pretty old idea and works fine its just you can do it alot easier and with less work if you use just use proper ducting/fan so they don't melt after an hour or so. "I failed first time heh" I used a cheap forge blower I got off craigslist thankfully and set it up without much hassle. I was reading on this site

http://www.iforgeiron.com

and they have blueprints for ALL that you need and explain how to make them out of washing machine fans ect... have to register but only takes a sec.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:22 PM
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I built an extreme BBQ using a 3 speed centrifugal blower from a kitchen extractor hood. I ran the output air to the "forge" using metal tumble dryer ducting - thin enough not to conduct sufficient heat back to the blower, thick enough not to distort with heat. The fan output a serious volume of air at a fairly decent pressure and only required a few modifications when it was removed from the hood housing.

It was converted into a forge-ish thing when we worked out it was excellent at cremating food on the outside and leaving it raw on the inside.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:13 PM
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LOL, so you like it crispy EHHH!!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:58 AM
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I built an extreme BBQ using a 3 speed centrifugal blower from a kitchen extractor hood. I ran the output air to the "forge" using metal tumble dryer ducting - thin enough not to conduct sufficient heat back to the blower, thick enough not to distort with heat. The fan output a serious volume of air at a fairly decent pressure and only required a few modifications when it was removed from the hood housing.

It was converted into a forge-ish thing when we worked out it was excellent at cremating food on the outside and leaving it raw on the inside.
This is probably what i'd do were i to get into smithing again. Hell, a blowdryer with a "cool" setting or its nichrome heating elements clipped should be alright for a small hearth.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:11 AM
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cant you just connect a fan with metal tubes to feed air into your forge?
Aye. With a foot-controlled rheostat to control the airflow. That would be .
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:59 AM
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Default Re: Blacksmithing Bellows

The forges I have used all used old vacuum cleaners to blow the air.
Theres a outlet connection on them you can connect the hose to.
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