DIY Propane Burner Basics for Blacksmithing
This article explains the basics of a venturi propane forge burner, as well as some design tips and suggestions. Understanding how a venturi burner for blacksmithing is designed and made will help you decide if it is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Blacksmithing
These are some of the most frequently asked questions I hear on blacksmithing.
How to Make a Forge From an Old Propane Tank for Blacksmithing
It is easy to make a forge from a propane, helium, or freon tank using these instructions and some fairly inexpensive and common tools.
How to Make a Propane Forge From a Paint Can for Blacksmithing
DIYing a paint can forge is a great first forge to figure out if blacksmithing is for you. It is inexpensive to make and will work for small metal projects. You can use a propane torch to heat.
Should I Forge a Knife From a Lawnmower Blade?
The short answer is no, you should not forge your first knife from a lawnmower blade. Instead of using a found lawnmower blade, use 5160, 1084, or 1070. I will go over the reasons in this article, along with other basic blacksmithing tips.
How to Make a Coal Blacksmith Forge From an Old Propane Grill
A tutorial on building a coal blacksmith forge from an old propane grill. We will make a simple pipe tuyere forge from a discarded grill, a metal fence post, and a few inexpensive materials.
Basic Blacksmithing: Coal, Charcoal, or Propane for Forge Fuel
An explanation of the fuels you can use for your forge, focusing on the pros and cons of, and which is right for you. Charcoal, coal, or propane, plus an often overlooked alternative, induction.
How to Repaint Metal: Restoring and Painting a Rusted Metal Project
DIY step-by-step instructions for restoring and refinishing metal projects.
How to Build a Welding Table From Rebar and Bed-Frame Metal
Discover how to make a basic welding table from rebar steel and used bed-frame metal.