Sunday, May 30, 2010

an Anglo Saxon Forge (?)

On Saturday I was at an event that, much to my surprise, included Sam working away at his interpretation of an Anglo Saxon 'portable' forge. Sam is a member of Wynmerestow the local Regia Anglorum chapter).

The starting point is much the same as my own interpretation of a Norse upright forge. The bellows stone is based on a number of known artifacts. The bellows is based on two illustrations only.
Sam chose durability as his main construction influence. The fire box is lined with standard fire brick, held in a solid (oak?) plank box like frame.

1 comment:

Steve Muhlberger said...

Bellows stone to keep the bellows from igniting?
Is there archaeological evidence for the bellows stone?


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