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Blacksmith tools

Post by 64 Notchback » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:20 pm

Hi all
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I am looking for a Blacksmith Forge
My youngest wants to be a blacksmith (he loves making swords and blades) so i am looking for a forge or any blacksmith tools that will help.
This is his first course that he attended.

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by 64 Notchback » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:52 pm

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by Tony Z » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:59 pm

I know someone who was making them a while back - I'll hit them up and pass on his details if he's still doing them

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by Terry Phillips » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:33 pm

I would encourage him to follow his dream if thats the path he wants to go down.I will look but dont think I will have much if anything.
Watching that program on TV you need to make the tools that make the tools.

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by dixtoy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:35 am

Does he have a anvil yet?
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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by 64 Notchback » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:44 am

@ Terry
Thanks, yes he loves the series Forged in fire and cant think of the other one. I have no problem with it if that is what he wants to do (these days it best to do your own thing). he has attended 2 courses at Drakon Forge in Pretoria and came away with a knife made from Rebar.
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No anvil as yet, is that one for sale and how much? the ones I have seen are really buggered and cost a fortune he does have 2 hammers though.
I am trying to make a homemade forge for him at first until I can get a proper one, then we intend to build a gas forge, already have the vessel and a couple of other items just look for place that sell fire cement.

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by dixtoy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:02 am

64 Notchback wrote:@ Terry
Thanks, yes he loves the series Forged in fire and cant think of the other one. I have no problem with it if that is what he wants to do (these days it best to do your own thing). he has attended 2 courses at Drakon Forge in Pretoria and came away with a knife made from Rebar.
@ Dixtoy
No anvil as yet, is that one for sale and how much? the ones I have seen are really buggered and cost a fortune he does have 2 hammers though.
I am trying to make a homemade forge for him at first until I can get a proper one, then we intend to build a gas forge, already have the vessel and a couple of other items just look for place that sell fire cement.

This one is my dad’s I’ll speak to him. Fire cement you can get from the guys fixing old coal stoves


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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by 64 Notchback » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:36 am

Thanks Dixon
There is a guy in Sandton selling one but it is really stuffed and he wants R5 300.00. crazy

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by 64 Notchback » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:01 pm

Thanks for the info slak
We have already researched the home built forge using a cheap hair dryer and coal. then we/I will start looking for the old school design forge that uses the blower and then if he is still keen I will build the propane forge.
but thanks for the leads I am specialy interested in the anvils.co

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by retrovan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:42 pm

64 Notchback wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:44 am
@ Terry
Thanks, yes he loves the series Forged in fire and cant think of the other one. I have no problem with it if that is what he wants to do (these days it best to do your own thing). he has attended 2 courses at Drakon Forge in Pretoria and came away with a knife made from Rebar.
@ Dixtoy
No anvil as yet, is that one for sale and how much? the ones I have seen are really buggered and cost a fortune he does have 2 hammers though.
I am trying to make a homemade forge for him at first until I can get a proper one, then we intend to build a gas forge, already have the vessel and a couple of other items just look for place that sell fire cement.
You can get the fire bricks and fire cement at Cullinan refractory in Oilifandsfontein.

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Re: Blacksmith tools

Post by retrovan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:43 pm

dixtoy wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:35 am
Does he have a anvil yet?
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