Primitive Technology: Forge Blower


Fanning fire with piece of Eucalyptus bark Cutting bark with a stone Splitting wood with a stone Assembling fan and rotor Lashing together with strip of bark fiber Fanning fire Digging clay from creek bank Making a fan housing from clay Hole in housing should be same size as hole in spout Drying in hut next to fire Dried housing Wooden socket Air is now sucked through top of housing and is blown out towards the fire Fan always blows air regardless of which way it spins Clay pipe or “Tuyere” Now air is forced directly into fuel bed Wooden stakes Carving another socket Lashing crossbar on with lawyer cane Making cordage from bark fiber Cord is attached to stick and looped around fan rotor Rotor spins easier and faster now Making a furnace from mud Iron bacteria (orange slime) Iron bacteria is commonly found in creeks, swamps and springs Crushed charcoal is added to reduce the ore to iron and white wood ash is added to lower the melting point of the ore The ingredients are formed into a brick Charcoal from a previous video Pulling melted material from furnace This is mostly slag A few tiny specks of iron metal from the slag Parts of the blower Assembled blower

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100 thoughts on “Primitive Technology: Forge Blower

  1. Today I still watch this video, a very valuable video, your video always inspires me to pursue this passion.

  2. es increible, se esta descubriendo que si se pueden ahcer hornos artesanales que pueden tener altas temperaturas, muchas gracias, justo habi visto otro video con una tecnica parecida pero europea, si se hiciera mas aire y mas vegetal, se podria tener mas hierro

  3. تكنولوجيا بدائية باستخدام المواد الموجودة في البرية ماقبل 3:50 عصر نار

  4. Хто конечно все здорово, но хотелось бы видеть описание к видео на русском, если можно конечно

  5. Iron age unlocked! He can make a metal axe now, increasing speed of cutting/gathering wood 50 times. Huge leap from blunt stone axes 🤗

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  7. People bag on him , he’s probably some company CEO 😬 just does this to relax . I stumbled across this and was impressed that was cool. But I understand to each their own 🤗 peace all

  8. Just when you think, well it cant get any better than than…it keeps going. I was about 100% sure he was going to have a Husqvarna gas blower built by the end of the vid.

  9. When I think of primitive technology I think of the tribes in Africa that make their Huts out of cowshit . the floor and they use cowshit for cooking fires .

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