Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I got a railroad forge from craigslist a few years ago. beautiful flywheel, but rather rusty. I ran the blower on an electric motor for a while instead. I decided I wanted less noise and more control. There are a few variations out there for people powered blowers, one of the most common being the hand-crank blower.
This one is a bit rarer as far as I can tell. Perhaps that's because of its relative mechanical complexity. However, unlike all of the hand-crank blowers that I've seen, it does not require gears. It's all belt driven.