I made a fire steel. A friend came over and he worked on a small hatchet from an old hammer. He also helped my eldest start a fire with a Ferro Rod. Her first fire. She was struggling, but pushed through the frustration, and succeeded! In album 8/14/16 View this post on Google+
A tour of my rocket mass forge and my gas grill forge and some blacksmithing. View this post on Google+ .
I was able to coax the forge into drafting by cheating. I used an in-line duct fan at the far end of the chimney. 25 feet was enough ducting to dump enough heat to keep the fan under 140 degrees. I didn't cut the video, so it's stupidly long… Google+: View post on Google+ .
Anybody build a 'Venturi Exhauster'? I need to build one in a 6 inch air duct tomorrow. Just wondering if I need to do the 30/5 degree restriction as I want it to flow passively when not under power. Google+: View post on Google+ .
I can't wait to get my anvil! Google+: View post on Google+ .