Hoof and carriage blacksmiths

Postby hotte8487 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:27 pm

Long time ago I’ve found a picture from a historical blacksmith in the internet, I liked the building immediately. Now it should become a model house for our battle ground.

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The building receives inside a frame from 10 mm square bars; the walls has been manufactured from Styrodur-plates. I’ve started with the frames.

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The frame shows already the size, not a little hut; the footprint is approximately 75 x 40 cm.

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As usual has the frame received pins for a better stability.

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Thereafter has been the single parts for the roof produced; with a high probability will be the roof covered with roofing felt again.

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Each roof binder has been received a stand…

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One part is finished, the other follows soon.

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In the next part it goes on at the blacksmith…
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Postby hotte8487 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:34 pm

The framework has been covered with the wall plates; used were again Jackodur-plates which have been cut and mounted to the frame.

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One roof binder has been tentatively at the gable end mounted.

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Thereafter were the wall plates again dismounted and cut as drawn with a cutter knife.

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Many bows in the openings make the cut a bit difficult; the rework should be so little as possible.

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The first both window openings are finished.

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The other openings follow piece for piece…

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The purple gable wall receive no opening,…

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…the opposite gable wall two.

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The front side receive additional to the windows an opening for a big door.

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All wall plates are now prepared, at the framework it goes on.

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This then next time.
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Postby hotte8487 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:40 pm

At the framework it goes on. For that must all wall plates again dismounted.

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All of these plates receive a little cut at the position, were later the binder crosses the walls.

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Thereafter has been the lintel with two head bars forced.

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Then has been the binders mounted; the ridge beam is only temporary and has been later dismounted. A view to the whole thing…

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The distances between the binders are not equal, I am followed simply the positions of the stands of the timbering.

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Because no ridge beam has been used, I’ve glued the first boards of the roof boarding.

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Otherwise will the roof stay open until the work progress is so far finished.

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Thats all for today; next time it goes on at the blacksmiths…
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Postby hotte8487 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:09 am

In the middle of the building was it at both long walls with additional bars forced.

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View from outside through the door to this enforcement…

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Thereafter I've mounted the wall plates finally. At each corner has been reinforcement stripes used. Thereby I want to prevent, that my wall plaster receives fissures.

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Then I've concern to the window construction. The inner part consists again from milled polystyrene plates. The frame is again made from little wooden bars; for that receive they a groove and a mitred.

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The upper end was easy made at this time; I've have cut round bows from plywood.

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Now could the mounting start; from three sides has been the polystyrene plates plugged into the frames and glued. Pictures…

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Thereafter has been the round bows glued from top between both side parts.

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After drying has been the frame side parts length adjusted to the round bow.

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Thereafter could the first windows insert; first at the gable. Pictures…

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So gradually has been the hall with the windows completed. Again pictures…

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Next time will be continued at the doorway…
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Postby hotte8487 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:30 am

Before it goes on, again a word to the windows. These has been brushed with primer from Tamiya out of the can...

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…and thereafter in a dark grey with my airbrush brushed.

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Now to the gate, this shall receive two wings, for the construction has been used wooden tongue depressors.

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The actual structure of the gate has been constructed from wooden coffee stirrers. These have been on both door wings around 90 degrees turned glued.

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Each door wing receive two door hinges;…

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…constructed from copper sheet stripes 8 x 0,8 mm. These have been cut to length, bent and welded.

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With the door wings it goes on; each receives outside two bars, where the hinges have been mounted.

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For the gate wings mount I've glued at each gate post inside a wooden additional bar.

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Old furniture eccentrics has been adjusted and used as admission for the gate wings. Off with the head,…

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…a hole drilled into it, a thread cut and an eye screw screwed. To completion is missing a piece; for that receive this part later still a bolt from brass.

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Four of these parts have been needed. These have been leaded from outside through the Styrodur against the wooden square bar and there with a screw hold.

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Further in the next part.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:53 am

When I grow up I want to be like you.
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Postby hotte8487 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:55 am

It goes on at the gate; both wings were finished and for a trial at the building fixed.

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Previously receive each wing his reinforcements…

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Thereafter have been the hinges and the gate wings mounted.

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Followed from the mounting of the windows; these were so inserted, that they are flush with the walls inside.

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From outside were the soffit filled with dispersion adhesive and reinforced.

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Thereafter have been all wall plates receives a coat with dispersion adhesive; the styrofoam receive for that a hard surface.

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The walls inside the house receive also a coat with adhesive, so that the structure looks like a real plaster.

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After drying receive the building a first coat from outside in a thinned white acrylic colour.

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Further next time…
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:10 am

I trust that this one has local council planning permits & building consent Mr Hotte !!!!!
Your buildings are so well made Im surprised you dont get people expecting plumbing & heating in them :crazy:
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Postby hotte8487 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:50 am

A planning permit? For sure...
A real look like? I think that's the reason for our effort - no matter where each is working on it...
Greetz to Australia
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Postby hotte8487 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:02 am

The hoof blacksmiths should not stay white and that’s why I’ve painted she with a light ochre acrylic paint.

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At the gate wings it goes on; these had to conserved also and especially the hinges needs colour.

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The gate wings receive again a paint with root tar.

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Looks after drying so.

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The hinges were brushed in a dark grey…

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…and again mounted.

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After that, they were mounted at my building.

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The plastered walls inside my building should not stay in this grey colour,…

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…they receive a coat with white acrylic paint.

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That's the state of the blacksmiths currently.

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Further again in the next part.
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Postby hotte8487 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:41 am

A right one blacksmith needs also a smith fire in a smith oven. These were constructed from styrofoam rests of the window production.

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The single plates have been rough cut to trim and with styrofoam glue glued together.

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From all single plates arise bit for a bit my smith oven. The masonry structure has been already marked on the styrofoam.

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After that, the chimney has been built and as a second component glued on the lower part.

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The first trial at later position…

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The smith fire needed also a smoke outlet; this one has been constructed from plywood.

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Again a trial; view from below…

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…and from the top. The smith fire will not firmly be mounted; to this later more.

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Until the next time.
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Postby hotte8487 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 am

I continued with details on the facade; in preparation for the lettering, I applied a surrounding white stripe to the facade.

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The lettering of “Ernst Lückes Huf & Wagenschmiede” was then brushed with homemade stencils. The light conditions in the cellar are not so great for photos; here in the view...

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…and here a few details.

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Then I changed again the house position and took a photo of the view with better light conditions.

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So much for the shell construction; now work has continued on the light and smoke functions. The smoke needs a chimney, which was prepared next. The construction as usual, outside Styrofoam, inside with aluminum square tube.

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Then was the brickwork hinted at and the concrete head was applied.

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At the same time, the smoke module was being worked on; it is placed in the attic and sits on a plywood base plate. The entire unit can be removed later for convenient refueling and repairs.

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As material I have used existing 4 mm thick plywood, in the shaft pointing downwards the Seuthe smoker will be later installed.

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It continues in the following part.
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Postby hotte8487 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 am

I had described the smoker's admission in the last part, here was continued with the blower unit. They have been made of polystyrene plates; here all single parts, partly already glued.

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The next step was to glue the connection piece for the PVC hose to the chimney.

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A look inside the fan unit; the fan sucks on the smoker's side and pushes the smoke into the PVC hose. The whole unit is screwed directly from above onto the plywood panel under which my smoker works.

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Front view of the blower unit.

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The chimney is glued in place...

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Here is the blower unit already mounted.

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Chimney and hose routing can be seen here once again.

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More soon...
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Postby hotte8487 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:16 am

At the already prefabricated smith's fire, it continues. With primer was started.

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After drying, the bricks first got their color, then the part had to dry again.

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I used this time to complete the exhaust hood.

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Then it goes on with paint; the masonry received joints and the forge and the smoke outlet paint. Photos...

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The chimney was glued on afterward; again photos...

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Finally, the actual fire in the oven is still missing and a good coke is part of it - not to be confused with coke.
My coke was made of styropor,...

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...this was ground to individual bullets...

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...and then stuck on with plenty of latex glue. So much for today; finally a few photos.

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Postby hotte8487 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:37 am

At the functions were continued. The lamps were installed and connected. In the area of the smoke unit, the cables were routed in a cable bridge above the corresponding rafters.

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A small board was glued between the next two rafters; this will be the place for the on/off switch for the light.

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On the very outside is the box for the battery, also made of 4 mm thick plywood.

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The opening for the switch is created...

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The switch is held in position with small wood screws.

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The tank for the smoke oil was made of Plexiglas; the lid has to flake and is then exchanged for a new one.

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It's already the complete smoke unit. From the tank, it goes down to the smoker and from there the smoke is sucked in by the fan. The speed of the fan can be controlled again via the PWM module. The unit can be disconnected from the power supply and completely removed using a mini Tamiya plug. Views...

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Here is the complete unit together with the forge fire underneath.

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The forge fire has a small air inlet so that the smoker is always supplied with fresh air - this smokes better.

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Finally, everything was brought into the final position, the battery connected and the smoker then set to an acceptable amount of smoke. A few more photos from the attic...

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...and from the Hall of the farriers;...

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...even from the outside.

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See you soon...
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:47 pm

Absolutely spectacular


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Postby hotte8487 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 am

midlife306 wrote:Absolutely spectacular


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Postby hotte8487 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:07 am

It's coming to an end...
The windows received the windowpanes; the overhead foil enclosed with the window frames was used.

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The individual plates were cut to size and glued on with hard plastic glue. During the drying process, the sheets were lightly pressed down.

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Then the fireplace was finished; the coke was ignited.

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With the roof was continued afterward,...

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...the roof boards were glued on...

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...and the roof ridge was closed.

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In the end, a cardboard roof was applied again, as with some predecessor models. The cardboard rolls were hinted at from fleece wiping cloths from the drugstore market.

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These were dyed with black acrylic.

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Finally, the building received some vegetation...

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...and for the first time, I also glued on some leaves.

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The hoof & carriage blacksmiths are now finished and can out to our battlefield area; in the last report, there are some photos outdoors.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:37 am

Unbelievable educative thread. Thanks for sharing.

Can you please post links to the materials you used for making the walls, and also that adhesive coat?
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Postby hotte8487 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Thank you very much, guy. I will be happy to send you the used materials, but I will need some more time. At the moment I am near your homeland on vacation. ;)
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