Workshop Build Update – Blacksmithing/Welding
Sorry for the lack of posting folks. My son and I spent the entire week building a blacksmith/welding workshop for him.
First we had to almost completely empty the garage, throw some stuff out, condense and then repack it. The goal was to clear one corner completely out. We then put in the bench shown here:
It’s 6 feet long by 2 feet wide and 3 feet high. We’ve since installed a vise in the bottom, right hand corner. The plan is to clear out the far left end and put the wheel grinder there.
Then I took him to his first auction to see if we could find some stuff for his blacksmithing. As luck would have it, there was an old wooden box there with some blacksmithing tools. Most importantly, a pair of blacksmith’s tongs and a 12 pound sledge hammer. We plan to take the head off the sledge hammer and use it as a poor mans anvil till we can get a proper one. The handle is broken anyway. There was also a two and half pound ball peen hammer, a large rasp and some other things he can use.
Next, we started building a “coffee can forge”. We just needed some plaster of paris but there’s none in our small town and so I ordered it from Amazon. Hopefully, we’ll have that done Monday. Here’s a video of what we’re building.
Then we plan to build a bigger, coal fired one.
I hope to be back posting this week. I just wanted to go all out getting him set up so I could get back to my prepping. And to be fair, his blacksmithing/welding fits into my prepping plans anyway!
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