Portable Forge Stand

Reclaimed farm equipment, bed frames, and some vintage blacksmith technology in a (slightly more) portable format for the summer demo season.

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged knives and D.I.Y technology: portable outdoor forge.

In preparation for several demos this summer, I needed to create a portable forge stand that would fit in the truck and preferably weigh less than the 300 lb. beast in the top secret island workshop. The firepot is cast iron and has a patent date of 1907, and the stand is made from reclaimed agricultural steel and old bed frames. The blower sits flat rather than vertical so that the handle is within comfortable reach and the whole unit can be lifted off at any time without tools. There are some accessories like a wind block, firebrick walls, and ember screen that can be installed without any tools as well as in various outdoor conditions.

Our first demo of the season will be at the Craig Heritage Park and Museum season opening this Saturday.

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged knives and D.I.Y technology: portable outdoor forge.

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged knives and D.I.Y technology: portable outdoor forge.

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