Blacksmith with Traveling Forge

eric_waMay 7, 2007

Spent Sunday off Island in Bellingham Washington. Site of the oldest brick building in Washington. See link below. The photo taken by blacksmith Ron Garner. Photo of me making a coat hook. If interested, I can post more pix.


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Very nice, Eric!

Yes, please post more!


    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 5:20PM
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Our Traveling forge has a double bellows inside. In this photo looks like I'm blowing on the coal.


Here is a link that might be useful: Oldest brick building in Washington State

    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 12:20AM
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I especially like the bottom picture (fits the era)!

Thanks for sharing the link too. I printed the article to show my parents, who used to live in Washington.


    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 8:40AM
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Please post the information about the scale of the Traveling Forge that you constructed. I can see that you made a number of modifications to the design as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Traveling Forge Discussion Forum

    Bookmark   November 12, 2007 at 10:30AM
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pretty cool, Eric....Nice historical read and like the second photo, too, fitting!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2007 at 10:36AM
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The forge is a 3 quarter scale reproduction. the most major change in construction was to make a second bellows pump handle so two blacksmiths can work at the same time.

Blacksmith Ron

    Bookmark   December 28, 2007 at 3:22AM
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Looks like you:
- Put additional hooks in the front.
- Left off the vice that usually sits on the stock.
- Added decorative pieces under the edges of the roof.
- Made your "lunette" from a flat sheet of metal.
- Repositioned the rear support staple for the bellows pole from the top rear corner to the bottom rear corner.
- I'm not sure what you have dangling from the bottom...

I added an entry for Traveling Forge to Wikipedia:

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 10:26AM
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