Most REDNECK Forge Ever. Period.





Introduction: Most REDNECK Forge Ever. Period.

I wanted to forge a knife.

But my old forge got scrapped. (Not that it was anything special. It was junk. Like most of my forges.)

I needed a forge. But I felt lazy.

So I grabbed a sink. And forged a knife.

WARNING: This is the lamest Instructable I've ever made.

Step 1: Video

Step 2: Cinderblock Base

You need some sort of platform or base to set up the sink (ahem; forge) on. It must be solid enough to support the weight, and have a gap underneath for the drain pipe to go down, so you can attach an air supply. It should also be heat resistant, as forges tend to get hot.

I had a few cinderblocks sitting around, and they seemed like the logical choice.

Step 3: Duct Tape. Lots of Duct Tape.

Duct tape is just the bestest stuf in the wurld.

^^ misspelled on purpoise

I know you think I'm nuts, but hey, it works. No point in wasting time and money buying pipe fittings. This is a quick-n-dirty forge.


I connected a metal pipe with a 90 degree angle to the drain pipe on the sink. I'll connect my air source to that.

Step 4: Hair Dryer Hacking......

There are a few choices when it comes to an air supply.

Hairdryer, leaf blower, heat gun, air mattress inflator thingy, etc. I went with a hairdryer. Mainly cause it was the only one I had.

Yeah, I just duct taped it to the end of the pipe. It works. You can be fancy if you want to be.

Step 5: Bent Wire Thingie

To keep the charcoal from falling into the drain, I crunched up a piece of wire fencing and stuffed that in the hole. That will keep any large pieces from falling down, and the smaller bits and dust should be kept out by the air blowing through the pipe.

Step 6: Fire Up the Sink!!!!

Wow, done already.

The forge actually worked very well. I was able to get up to forge welding temp easily and the sink help up to the heat just dandy. For forging out small stuff like knives, this is a very viable option for the monetarily challenged.

Or for those who just want to throw a forge together and start bladesmithing.

See ya' in the next (hopefully more interesting and better documented) project!






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    This is a very cool project... or hot... ;)

    In any case, when you are done you simply turn on the tap to shut the forge off, don't you? XD

    How else? I'll tell you one thing this is good for; brushing your teeth on those cold winter mornings. Not only does it keep your face warm, but you get a nice suntan. People pay big bucks for that.

    You should really put a disclaimer on here. I can see a lot of idiots trying to use ceramic sinks, like this guy questioning a toilet. Toilets and other ceramics will EXPLODE with that kind of heat, due to air pockets. DO NOT USE A CERAMIC SINK OR TOILET!!

    the ceramic if it is not properly kneaded will explode through the air pockets, but when it is in the factory oven, not after

    How does not knowing about air pockets make someone an idiot, smartypants?

    ceramic does fire at very high temp but in a kiln so stuff cools slow and does not crack or BLOW UP like you said it is like you say not a good idea!

    I dont think it will explode. Porcelean fires to 2200 degrees F. And if there were any air pockets it would have exploded in the kiln. Maximum wrought iron forging temp is 2500, so you may see some reaction, but i dont think explosion is the risk. (Lots of ceramic firing experience, zero forge experience).

    Keep in mind, its true the metal melts at 2400 degrees, but the forges themselves generally get quite a bit hotter. It doesn't take long to get up to steel's melting temp with the blow dryer on high. Don't ask how I know :(

    That is a very good thing to point out. Never heard of them exploding, but makes sense. I'll cross toilet off my list.....

    What about an old toilet...?