Coal Storage for my Forge.

I have been needing better storage for my coal. I was keeping it in a blue plastic container in my shop. I did not like where I was having to keep it or the fact that it was in a plastic tub.

I have come a long way from a brake drum forge to where I am now.


To a much better table design.DSC00563

Now I for three afternoons have been working on a drawer to hold my coal. It needed to be able to hold a 100 pounds or more so I built it with a bit of overkill.

DSC00157DSC00158With that done, I wanted to let you folks know I have started selling a few parts and pieces. I hope to get a few more pieces in the store and it will come with time.

Here are a few. Bench pins, stop dogs and apron hangers.

DSC00073DSC00144DSC00849Stop DogNow keep in mind they are all hand forged and tooled. American made and will last a lifetime.

Thanks to all the guys that have bought some of my work. I hope it serves you well.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

6 Responses to Coal Storage for my Forge.

  1. eddieantley says:

    you have come a long way .kinda miss the leaf blower 🙂 your skills are improving a lot ,that coal storage is as handy as a shirt pocket, when i need a blacksmith im going to call ya ,may need some draw pull here shortly

    • David Bardin says:

      Thanks Eddie. I dont miss the noise that thing made. I couldn’t even listen to the radio. And a large shirt it would be. I am here just tell me what you need.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. JL7 says:

    Hey Dave – you have come a long ways……that is a really great setup…..the stuff you are pounding out is looking better and better as well. That is cool that you are selling stuff now…..I will keep that in mind!!

    I have gotten a ton of compliments on those cool hooks you sent me already….the one that you twisted in both directions seems to be the favorite……

    I like the whole idea you can just work outside….and you got me thinking maybe I should make a little outdoor bench setup for those 3 nice days a year we get here………

    Enjoy the ride…..


    • David Bardin says:

      Jeff its like any joinery you do. After a few dozen practice runs it gets easier and looks better.
      Jeff that is just one more heat and it does make it look better. The twists were originally for strength. They just happen to look nice.
      Just wait till I get the front of the shop closed in a bit and a good fan. Iyt will be on then.
      Thanks for the comments and Randy too.

  3. DIYaholic says:

    Looks like you are progressing into a great forge setup! Good to hear that sales are starting to fund the addiction, err hobby!!! I’m especially glad to know you are open to sales of items. I have a few projects/ideas that I wanted to talk with you about. However, given my “real job” work load and tendencies towards procrastination, it may be a while before I need some “American Made” functionable art. I just hope it is not toooooo loooong!!!

    Glad you are enjoying your journey!!!

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you Randy and you know I will try to make anything you want. Just let me know. And yes I am loving the setup. As I have told yall the forge is mostly free. The guy that gave me the table had hail damage on his 2 day old metal roof. He is going to give me the damaged metal for some good shade.

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