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Forge and Fire ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Master Blacksmith, Mark Constable, shows us how to make a portable forge out of a metal bucket, a metal pipe and a foot pump. Mark has found this an ideal way to produce a working charcoal fire without the need for electricity. He expertly fashions a fire steel on his forge to create sparks with a flint. Mark`s son Harry shows us how char cloth, made from natural fibre, can be ignited by a single spark and then used to light a tinder bundle to start a bigger fire.

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 1 October, 2013

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3 comments so far

Opal Preston Shirley
October 1, 2013

Enjoyed greatly. Made your own forge system never saw a portable one great job. Thanks.

October 1, 2013

Like your resourcefulness. Nice video. Thanks for sharing.

Yorkshire Arboretum
October 30, 2013

Our very favourite blacksmith in full flow at his forge (alfrescoforge.co.uk/mc/home.html) Many thanks to WoodlandsTV for filming this at the Yorkshire Arboretum – really interesting footage!

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