Fire brick Jackpot

Share This Here! One of the key components to this workshop build is finding the right bricks. After doing a bit of research is appears that this forge was built using tumbled solid clay hand made fire bricks. These fire bricks have history and it is this history that gives them the desired character. Unfortunately […]

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Treasure chest Photo Shoot

Share This Here! Its one thing to make a cool Item such as a sword or treasure chest and tell people what you have made, but if you really want to show your creations off the best way to do it is with a photo shoot. Im lucky enough to have a dad with a […]

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Treasure Chest

Share This Here! So those of you who have been following along with my workshop build will know that I had just finished laying the concrete slab for my forge. Im going to give the concrete a good week or so to cure giving me a bit of time to work on a separate project. […]

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Formwork and Concreting Pt 2

Share This Here! Enough time has passed for me to remove the formwork from the first two trench footings and moved to the next position. The formwork for the slab under the forge was approximately 1800 x 1000 mm, this will for the base of the entire forge so it was important to get this […]

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Pt 1 – Concrete Formwork

Share This Here! The corner footing are now set enough for me to start the next stage of concreting, building the concrete formwork for my trench footings. I visited my local hardware store and picked up a few 3m lengths of treated pine, seeing as the trenches run 3m in length I though it safest […]

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Finally getting started on my New Forge!

Share This Here! So today the first physical steps of building my new forge have begun. I have been working towards this for the last year at least but due to previous commitments I have been unable to start until now. I started by roughly marking out where the shed and forge will go with […]

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My Blacksmith Shop layout

Share This Here! I think I have figured out my blacksmith shop layout! As I mention in my previous post, my shed is roughly 3 m x 3 m. To give my self the most amount of floor space possible I will be recessing my forge into one of the side walls. I have estimated […]

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My New Blacksmith Forge – The Concept

Share This Here! Hey There! Im Leon Seretis from Full Metal Blacksmith. Ive been working off an old compressor base forge with a hand blower now for a little while. While this is more than capable of heating metal I’ve decided to take my blacksmithing to the next level and build my self a proper […]

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