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Laying on my couch this morning, trying to figure out how to get my neighbor excited about setting up the coal forge we picked up yesterday. I have this Canedy Otto blower thats missing its handle, and the Champion parts blower I got yesterday, as an extra with the forge we picked up, has a damaged handle I can adapt, IF I can forge.

So I'm laying there, thinking, "What do I need to fix this handle this morning?"

Lets see...anvil, check. Hammer, check. Heat....hey, wait a minute, I got a fire in my fireplace, don't I? Heat...check.

Doubt I'll ever do it again, but just did the.tiny bit of forging I needed to do on my fireplace hearth. What the heck, the anvil was a display item in the living room anyway.

I gotta tell you, making that metal glow, and pounding a simple shape into it....its addictive. I can't wait to get set up. This is gonna be fun.

All I gotta do now is drill the hole, put the wood on it, and bingo, done deal.

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Ok...so, tonight, after I turn on the heater, (start a fire), I will heat it up again, get it glowing, then with the end on its side, give it a couple of hammer strikes, and that will pinch and elongate the hole. That will effectively "grab" the threaded shaft, enabling the tightening of the nut without the shaft spinning, and it becomes a done deal.

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My wife says I make A mess just putting wood in the wood stove. Although.....I do have a wood stove in the shop!
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That'll do, Don. After all, there was alot of blacksmithing going on in early america by blacksmiths that had no access to coal.
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