Watch: Build a Propane Tank Home Forge

   09.22.17

Watch: Build a Propane Tank Home Forge

This is an interesting video, and in it there are some things I probably would have done differently. But in the end, the results are pretty great. He builds a small home forge using some common hardware stuff and a brand-new propane tank.

What would I have done differently? Well, apart from some of the procedural stuff to save myself some work, I’d much rather buy black-iron pipes and fittings instead of paying extra for galvanized fittings and then dissolving the zinc coating with vinegar. But chances are, galvanized fittings were easier for him to find locally.

There’s no need to do a play-by-play of his process; watch it for yourself below. This forge is the sort of tool that would allow you to do all kinds of useful stuff around your farm or compound, and could definitely come in handy in a SHTF situation. Being the only tool-maker around might get you some valuable trading power after society melts down…

Check it out:



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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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