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Archaeological experiment worth sharing.

Back to basics. Really, really back to basics. Its a skill that shouldnt be lost. Check out the simple forge, and the spearhead he crafts.

Mud, rocks, wood, animal skin and lots of work. It can be done. Our ancestors could teach us a lot.

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Making the smelter/furnace
Feeding the ore
Forging the iron bloom
Forging a spear
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Yeah alot of people looking to get into blacksmithing get hung up on the tuyere and ash dump when building their first junk forges. This basically allows for the air to be pushed up from the bottom of the forge and for any ash or clinkers (residue metals) to be easily removed from the fire pot. But for a beginner a side draft forge design like this is a good way to start. It's simple and effective. I do have to chuckle though about the one guy feeding the fire barefoot. Not the brightest thing to do in a smitty.

Good post.

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Whew! That's alot of work for some steel/iron.... Now you have me contemplating saving all my aluminum and steel cans. Already refined and ready for simple fab projects or more....but do I have the space to save soda cans, soup cans, veggie cans.....oh yeah...just toss them into the attic for a rainy day.....now I have to calculate the estimated weight of all that and determine if the joists will hold it.

I guess the thing to do now is to buy used tools of all kinds cheap from garage sales and auctions. Horde them back and sell/barter them in the fan days.

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