Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I have a forge!

Can't put too many irons in the fire unless there is a fire, right? Here is my new little Champion coal forge. The bed is only two feet square, big enough for most of what I will do and is portable and not a space hog. It has a hand crank air blower although the guy I got it from is also going to give me a motor which I can connect to the blower via a belt and run the blower off electricity if I want. The refractory needs to be replaced and it will be almost ready to go!

Now I just need to figure out where in the yard to put it, things are a bit crowded.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Garden progress

Luckily the garden doesn't take as much time as most of the rest of my interests, especially if the BF is doing the vegetable planting. A lot of progress compared to when I last updated!