Forge Work

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FOR&E ^YORKCHAPTER Tools and Appliancesi . The Forge. The forge is an open hearth or fireplace used by the blacksmith for heating his metals. The kind most commonly used by the general smiths is such


as can be seen in small villages or where the ordinary class of blacksmithing is done. (See Fig. 1.)Forges are usually built of brick; in form they are square or rectangular, and generally extend out from a side wall of the shop. The chimney is built up from the middle of the left side and is provided with a hood Bt which projects over the fire sufficiently to catch the smoke and convey it to the flue.The fire is kindled on the hearth A. under the hood and over the tuyere iron. This iron, the terminal of the blast pipe that leads from the bellows E, is made in various forms and of cast iron ^ sometimes it has a large opening at the bottom, but often it has none.The bellows are operated by the lever F, which expands the sides and forces air through the tuyere iron, thereby causiAbout the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at

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