Future Foundry (by )

Last weekend, we went to visit the Mill and take the first load of boxes up to the Bakery, which is now unoccupied (except for being used to put guests up) until we move in.

There is a single garage on the end of the Bakery that I'd never given much thought to, since it was always full of junk and for some reason I remembered it being made of wood. However, it turns out to all be very obviously made of stone (my powers of observation are just great!), and whats more, it had been used by the tenants in the Bakery and was, therefore, now empty. In fact, it's where we put our boxes of books we'd taken up there.

So it occured to me that it would be PERFECT for a forge and foundry; both fire-intensive processes with lots of mess and heat involved, so not things I'd want to actually do in the workshop, which is full of wooden things and is used to hang laundry in, and where I'd like to put precision machine tools.

The big double door can be opened to ensure it's well enough ventilated, and the stone construction means I don't need to worry about accidentally burning the place down, although I would put heatproof matting up to protect the walls from scorching. It has electricity, and a nice fireproof concrete floor!

Future Foundry


  • By Mike Mussard, Mon 16th May 2005 @ 5:14 pm

    I want to come help

  • By Alex B, Mon 16th May 2005 @ 7:38 pm

    Ooh, very rustic, and no doubt where fire and brimstone will lead to the creation of items most interesting, or a large pool of molten metal. Just realised, this is the first time ever I have posted a comment on a blog!

  • By @ndy, Thu 19th May 2005 @ 10:31 am

    So do I

  • By @ndy, Thu 19th May 2005 @ 10:32 am

    So do I!

  • By Derek, Thu 2nd Jun 2005 @ 11:48 pm

    So is this roof fireproof as well? Remember: heat rises.

    I haven't melted any metal recently, my basement is overflowing with bits of aluminum bound for the melting pot. Really should get on with it, but I have been collecting used TIG welders ($400), cheap Chinese welding helmets ($30 for solar auto-switch), and trying to finish welding together some geometric shapes (like an isohedron).

    Happy melting.

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