This winter I want to do a lot of metal works, so my simple forge and anvil needed some work I told myself.
Also some protective clothing would be good, since I have holes in all my working clothes.
On the local ebay here in Czech Republic I bought a old leather jacket and gloves, for about 20 eur.
Here showing it, the hat is not part of the exercise though, I just thought it fitted quite nicely 🙂
From a sleeve I made a chest pocket, but the sewing was so hard to do, that after I finished this pocket I cancelled my idea’s of additional pockets below. Due to plans with my anvil setup, this would be fine.
On my blog / youtube channel you can find where i build this v2.0 forge from a old gas barbeque. The original air holes are the ones on top which i replaced now with the pipes with holes. Reason for this modification was that the original air flow in created only hot spots in the coals just above the air hole. Now with the pipes with small holes it should be more spread.
I chiseled in the length a opening for the pipes to lay lower, and then filled it up with cement again so it sticks only 1.5 cm above the cement out, to keep it in place.
Attached it to hold all the tools close by.
I planned to also clamp the anvil down to the wooden base, but after the test run I noticed it is very stable, and the noise is really low, and I needed to change the direction of the anvil a couple of times, so I decided not to do that, and leave it as it is.