2000 Posts and climbing!!!
Join Date: Feb 2012
I love playing with my forge..!! I made mine out of a F-450 brake rotor, and a 140 cfm blower. Nothing fancy, but have made some useful items, and some just for fun. I saved myself some money when I needed 22 screw in anchors for my new fence, about 6 years ago. Heated rod, then bent the top hook, then heated the other end,and hammered out to a point. Cut the disc's out of scrap from an oil tank mfg., that I used to get 3/16"pieces from. Drilled, and slit, then heated to spread the disc a tad. Slipped on the rod, then welded in place.
Had 2 days in making 22 of them. But, it was in the Spring when it was too muddy to do much else, and I took quite a few coffee, and smoke breaks. Plus, a good way to vent some frustrations, hammering on some hot steel, LOL...