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Offline RobWilson

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Coke Forge Build
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:26:50 AM »
Hi Chaps  :wave:


Just thought I would show you lot what I have been up to ,I decided after about 20 years of collecting blacksmithing tools that it was about time I made a start on building a forge  :dremel:

Some of the gear I have collected over the years .




The forge will be located in this corner of the workshop (plate and sheet material will be relocated ) when built .





The forge stand was made from some scrap I recycled from work , it was an old batter change over station .




This was cut up and welded to make the stand .





Then the hearth was made up from a bit 3/8 plate .600MM X 600MM is as large a hearth as I can fit in space available .







Next up the Fire pot , this was made up of 1/2" plate .














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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 05:34:14 AM »
Nice job there Rob, up to your usual standard....  :bow:  :dremel:

What you using for a blower? Your lass's old hair drier ....?lol :lol:
 Think I might have some part used BBQ charcoal you can have..too... :loco:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 05:54:32 AM »
 :lol: :lol: Nope I was hoping  to borrow your hair dryer  John  :poke:


Blower Design  (PREVIEW )  :)





Rob  :dremel:


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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 06:26:51 AM »
A bit flimsy isn't it Rob - only 1/2" plate for the fire box  :lol:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 07:01:59 AM »
Half inch plate plate is fairly common on builds over on IForgeIron, some folks prefer 5/8" though!  :D

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 07:21:09 AM »
Half inch plate plate is fairly common on builds over on IForgeIron, some folks prefer 5/8" though!  :D

Did you make yours in 5/8" plate ?   any photos    :poke:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 08:14:33 AM »
Next up , the fire pot needs to be fit to the hearth  :dremel:







I designed the fixings so that the fire pot could float , to allow for expansion/contraction .






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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 08:17:50 AM »
Tremendous stuff Rob,glad to see you back posting projects up here. :thumbup:......OZ.
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 08:58:35 AM »
Hi there OZ  and thanks  :beer:

Next up the blower , I was going to use this motor as I had it on the shelf .(and me being a cheep skate )  :)




But down to overwhelming pressure form other interweb users who will remain nameless ( he keeps sheep in East Sussex )  :) ,this being the wrong motor for the job , he being correct of course  :bang:

I splashed out and bought a new motor .  :med:

Blower case is made from a sheet of 1.5mm semi stainless (sounds like bollocks to me ) but that what i was told it was , any way I got a load from a car exhaust factory .





Machined up a few inserts




 

 The strip was then rolled in my CNC rollers







Next up I poked a hole in each side .





The way I have designed the fan casing I can have the output in any orientation I desire .

Rob
   
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 09:21:40 AM »
Very awesome job, my mate.  :drool:

This is one reason I hate living in a, while large enough, yet still rented house. I can't just go ahead and convert a corner of the garage into a "dirty" place.   :bang:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 10:13:15 AM »
 CNC rollers? around the twist brand,by any chance? :lol: :lol: 
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 11:19:33 AM »
Rob,

Where are you getting you coke from ?  It's never seen around these parts nowadays. It used to be the fuel of choice from out local town gas plant.  But that is long gone.

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 11:42:23 AM »
Very awesome job, my mate.  :drool:

This is one reason I hate living in a, while large enough, yet still rented house. I can't just go ahead and convert a corner of the garage into a "dirty" place.   :bang:

Thank Crazy  :beer: , keep the faith and pray to the god off tools ,you will get your shop one day  :med:


CNC rollers? around the twist brand,by any chance? :lol: :lol: 

 :lol: :lol: :lol: aye tis round the bend  :loco: :lol: :lol:

Rob,

Where are you getting you coke from ?  It's never seen around these parts nowadays. It used to be the fuel of choice from out local town gas plant.  But that is long gone.

Dave

Hi Dave , Plenty of places round  Newcastle,Hartlepool and Teesside still stock solid fuel  , so its fairly easy to get , If my Cupola works like it should I may buy it by the ton ,get it delivered/stored at work .


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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 12:43:07 PM »
Heavy industries, that rocks! :bugeye:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2015, 01:47:39 PM »
Hi Rob

Glad to see you back posting again. I see that you have been taking good care of the camera.

Looking forward to watching many more projects.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2015, 03:11:30 PM »
Pure art.
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2015, 03:17:03 PM »
It's great to see you doing, and explaining, what you do best,  Rob!

Keep it up, mate......  :thumbup:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2015, 04:41:51 PM »
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Plenty of places round  Newcastle still stock solid fuel
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So you still gettin' it off the beach then Rob?...... :D
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2015, 04:47:40 PM »
Thanks Kurt , Don , Steve and David  :beer:


A wee bit more , the intake and motor mount   :dremel: a bit more layout work .



Roughly cut to shape .






Then slapped onto the lathe for a bit machining .





Then much the same for the fan ,







Thanks again Lads  :beer:

Rob



 



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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2015, 04:50:15 PM »
Mm... More nice work Rob, but how did you weld up the fan rotor? Is that MIG or you using a spot welder?

Ah..looking at the pics, looks like MIG....
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2015, 04:50:49 PM »
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Plenty of places round  Newcastle still stock solid fuel
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So you still gettin' it off the beach then Rob?...... :D

Well as it happens John   :)







There be plenty of coal lying on the beach  :thumbup:


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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2015, 04:52:44 PM »
Mm... More nice work Rob, but how did you weld up the fan rotor? Is that MIG or you using a spot welder?

Ah..looking at the pics, looks like MIG....

Yer just plug welded with the MIG John  :zap:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2015, 05:33:08 PM »
Hi Rob , Good to see you posting again , the lighter nights and hopefully better weather are on the way so you will be able to get on with the forge, it will be one hell of a bit of kit once its running...............looks like you have plenty tongs to keep you going anyway  :thumbup:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 09:14:00 AM »
I'm glad you're back to make me feel inadequate once again. Amazing stuff!

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 05:13:06 PM »
Hi Rob , Good to see you posting again , the lighter nights and hopefully better weather are on the way so you will be able to get on with the forge, it will be one hell of a bit of kit once its running...............looks like you have plenty tongs to keep you going anyway  :thumbup:

  Cheers Mick


Hi Mick , aye hopefully when it warms up I can get back into my stride and really abuse some steel  :dremel:


I'm glad you're back to make me feel inadequate once again. Amazing stuff!


Your welcome  Simon  :lol: :lol:  , I hope you haven't given up on your armour work  :poke:



Rob