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Blacksmith with Traveling Forge

Posted by eric_wa (ejellison@rockisland.com) on
Mon, May 7, 07 at 11:25

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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Eric


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RE: Blacksmith with Traveling Forge

Very nice, Eric!

Yes, please post more!

Julie


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Our Traveling forge has a double bellows inside. In this photo looks like I'm blowing on the coal.

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Eric

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


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Eric,

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.

Julie


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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


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pretty cool, Eric....Nice historical read and like the second photo, too, fitting!


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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


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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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_forge


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