Marty Snye has a beautiful and very nice coal forge in his shop with a side draft hood. His forging station is well organized with only a step taking you from forge to anvil to vice.
It really takes away the smoke! The Side Draft hood leaves a lot of space to work, and uses natural draft to create a high velocity draft to carry away the smoke.
This is the template for our project. It is made of one piece forge welded and shaped.
Figuring things out takes some time and effort!
To quote Dr. Suess, "And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore." It was a fun day of forging, food, and camaraderie! Thanks to Marty and Micky for hosting the hammer-in.