Forging Rebar in the Campfire

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Tyler Danann, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

    You will need:

    A mallet (at least 4 pound)
    A fire that's been built up to logs of wood coals / ashes
    Thick gloves you can grip the metal with

    Tongs (Optional)
    A hard surface
    Oil / Water / Snow for tempering (this is optional, tempering is not essential).

    The Rebar sections were perfect for a locking system, but bending them cold just wasn't going to happen. The steel was old and bold but we got the fire going and rediscovered the ways of basic smithying.
    One day I hope to get a proper forge going, but for now it's the campfire forge and great rocks for the anvil [​IMG]

    3 Rebar sessions later and we had the locking bars ready...

  2. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    a decent forge can be built CHEAP!!!
    I would say for under 40$ If you know how to salvage scrounge and dig ...
    Look up break drum forges on youtube...
  3. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

  4. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    Im in the process of building one...{have been for over a year now} but thats with all my projects always half finished ..
    But to be honest with ya the hardest thing to find was the break drum ...

    Also keep an eye out for for an old piece of rail road track for making your anvil
    Tyler Danann and kellory like this.
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