Made a video on turning a campfire into a forge.

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  1. Joe Deer Runner

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    When I was back east with the Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Group, I used to show how someone could make a camp fire hot enough to heat up metal to work, and cheaply I might add. ;). Been meaning to make a video on this for sometime.




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    Pretty nifty.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Excellent! Love the "bellows" (trash bag), lol...
     
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    LOL Hey, it works, and its a nice alternative. ;)


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    Nice! Japanese smiths used a wooden bellows and a hole in the ground to produce some of the finest blades known to Man. Skill, lots and lots of skill.
     
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    Somewhere on YouTube awhile back, I found a vid of some blacksmiths in Africa working...their "bellows" was a pair of pants:D. They had attached the waistband to the tuyere tube, and had a bellows operator, about 8 years old, alternately lift each leg of the pants, pinch the end shut, then push it back down to blow air through the fire. He was really practiced and fast, and it appeared to work great! Wish I could find the video again.
     
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