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Home Made Blacksmithing Forges!

I have made up my own forge for smithing. And this has inspired other people to make their own forges. Here on this page I show you pics of some of their forges.

And if you make your own forge be sure to send me a pic so I can add it to this page!

If you want to make a home made backyard forge my tutorial is right here

More forge pics: Page 2 - Page 3


Here is Will's new forge (Propane). It is perfect for knife and sword making. More abou this forge right here: The Tiger

Garrison has made himself an amazing forge. He tells us a bit about making it:

I used some old pipes I found under the sink in my house, it was built in 1945 and has metal piping. That crank lever has a friction motor in it which gives me a steady airflow sustainably.

Wyatt has watched my video on how to make a forge and gone ahead and made one! Nice work Look at that beautiful fire. And he is working on a spear. (That's the spear from my tutorial right here)


Here is a forge made by Chris. It looks great! And underneath the pic is a picture of the first knife that he made with the forge. He used an old kettle barbeque to make it. Well done!

Wes is currently making a forge! Here are the parts. He just needs to weld it all together and he will send us a pic when it's done.

Parts of a home made forge



James has followed my tutorial on how to make a forge and made himself one! It came out great! My thanks go to James for sharing the pictures with us.



Here is a forge made by Grizzly Man. He calls it the double barrel forge. And he is literally right! It is made out of two barrels. My thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us.



Here is a forge made by Sam. It is well done and looks great. And something I really very much like about this is that in the first picture you see he has improvised an anvil on the stump. That is great. It shows the spirit of a blacksmithing figuring things out to get the job done. He eventually got a standard anvil. But it is great to see that not having a "standard" anvil didn't stop him from blacksmithing.



Here is a forge made by Bryan. It came out great. And he has also added a picture of a pair of blacksmith tongs he made from rebar. Nice work! And my thanks go to him for sharing it with us!


Here is an anvil made by Bryan. He made it out of a piece of railroad track. If you don't own an anvil or you can't afford an anvil you can make one! My thanks to Bryan for sharing the pic with us.

Scottie is an arrow maker! But he doesn't make the arrow tips and he has always wanted to. Well, he has made himself a small forge and now he is going to be able to make his own arrow tips! Yes! Don't you just love blacksmithing. This is what it is all about.

Here is his arrow making forge: Simple and easy. He tells us about it:

My name is Scottie. Thank you so much for your blacksmith videos. I am a traditional arrow maker and I always wanted to be able to forge my own arrow heads and knives and swords and now thanks to your video I have the knowledge to do just that. I now am starting up a business to sell my work. Here is a picture of my forge it is very crude but it works. I lined an old metal bowl with concrete and turned a bike pump into bellows.  I think you should do a video on arrowhead making. I'd love to see how you would do it. Thanks again man. Scottie


Here is a forge and smithy made by Oliver. Oh my! THis is one of the most beautiful setups I have ever seen and look at that bellows!! My thanks to Oliver for sharing this pic with us.

And here is a look at a dagger that Oliver has made on this forge:

Jonny has made the soup can forge and is having a lot of fun learning various aspects of blacksmithing. My thanks to him for sharing the pictures with us! Included is a picture of a leaf that he smithed up. Very nice work there.

Here is a forge made by Roland. It came out terrific! Roland has also sent it a bunch of other things including pictures of some of the knives and other things he has made. My thanks go to him for his terrific contribution.





Here is a home made forge made by Brendan. It looks great and he just started using it and tells us about it: It is 100% homemade. Its a ford f350 brake drum attached to a cast iron pan with a few holes drilled for airflow from a hairdrier connected to a light dimmer for variable speed.



Here is the basics for Patricks new Forging area. It is his forge and his anvil stand. Wow! He used a brake drum for the forge. This is great. My thanks go to him for sharing the pics with us!

The anvil is a 55 pounder that he picked up at Harbor Freight!

NextLots more forges from web visitors on the next page


How to make a simple yet effective Blacksmithing Forge (The lawn mower forge -lawnmower not needed). I show you how to make a forge. This includes the concepts of how a forge works and how to make it. This is the forge that I use in all these tutorials and videos.



Blacksmithing for Beginners -

This book will get you blacksmithing fast and easy. It is an introductory guide to blacksmithing for people who have little or no experience with the craft. It explains with 50 pictures and illustrations what a forge is, what the tools are, the parts of an anvil, and how it all works. It also shows you the things you will need to get started and where you can get them - and even how to make your own simple forge if you need one.It is a complete introduction to blacksmithing that includes a series of tutorials with pictures showing you step-by-step how to perform basic blacksmithing techniques like pointing and bending. Written in an easy to understand style this book explains to you why the blacksmith heats steel and why the changing color of the steel when heated is important. You will gain an understanding of what blacksmithing is and what the basic techniques and fundamentals are. And this will give you a solid groundwork for moving forward into creating a wide array of objects, tools, and items. This book will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to start hammering hot steel into shape.