Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
Gather round and I will spin you a tale about Brother’s Campfire.
I needed a large slab of metal in addition to my railroad rail for an anvil so I prayed for one.
I went on a 15 minute walk and found a smooth piece of iron , flat and with 4 options for a hardy hole.
And an angled piece of metal I can use to cut with.
And, a piece of rebar to work with.
For those of you that do not believe in miracles and God doing things for His people, I am sorry you feel that way. I got exactly what I prayed for.
Before I get ahead of myself, My Beloved made me an epic breakfast. Tasty Tasty! I washed it down with coffee as bitter as death.
When I went to the blacksmith class, I was informed that I would need to drop at least 400 USD into an anvil to get started. Then I was told I need a specific forge. Well, the work needed doing despite all those US dollars so I repositioned the red bricks I found in a dumpster and fired up the Brother’s Campfire Forge.
Besides the ground, Bubbles, and her special size ball, everything in this picture was free to me. You came too late to tell God is not real.
I heated, I hammered. I hammered, and I heated. That piece of rebar didn’t know the difference between hard surfaces when confronted with force.
Punching a hole in hot metal was one of the toughest parts. I got my beloved to assist.
The time for making a rivet had come. Having no tongs, I torched a bolt so I could actually reach it.
It worked! Until it didn’t. The thread melded with the rebar and I had to drill my rivet out. That was a Lot of work!
I worked all day on that project.
I hit myself in personal places, burned my hands, hit my thumb with a hammer twice, and missed lunch, but it got done. I manufactured a pair of tongs in my backyard.
52 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire Blessings, Heavy Metals, and Epic Breakfast”
And great job!!
Thanks! I will be at it again hopefully!
Pretty cool! While I was reading, I said to myself, I hope he doesn’t burn himself. My father was a pretty good blacksmith and welder, hence love that smell of fire and molten iron. Be careful and enjoy your new found hobby.
Thank You! I am glad I did not get burned too bad. Thank you for the insight!
Great job. I have known that God always provides for his people.
Indeed He does and Thank You!
Nice work my friend 😁
And the breakfast (minus the bacon for me) looked epic indeed! 👍🖤
You’re doing great Benjamin! Yes, God does provide always and you got what you needed which is perfect! Now be careful and remember you’re supposed to heat the metal, not your hands! That breakfast looks fabulous too!😁😺
For the life of me, I thought the metal was heated by the hands! Thank you Steve!
Great job You are so good
Take time to Laugh. It’s worth it
My fingers hurt now! Lol!
Too bad about those fingers. get some good leather gloves
They hurt from use, not burns.
What a great job! And your food looked deliver cuous as usual. 😊
Ha ha! Thank you! It took forever. Yes, the food was to die for!
Im sure but , so worth it.😊
I am going to fire it up on my days off and try again!
That I’m sure will be rewarding.
I will be real, my hands are quite sore!
I can understand that. How long is a project?
I am not sure. I just got started. It took hours for me to straighten the rebar and yet more to make a cheap pair of tongs. I will get better with practice….hopefully.
What a talent. And a hobby.
It is a fun hobby.
That is a special thing😊
There is lots of snow here in Colorado. What about over there?
I bet it’s so beautiful there . Had a lot and the last few days 🔅 ng up into the middle 40’s after temps of 12 at night. Alot is gone. Happy about that😊
Yes, very much so. So the 40’s feel like a heatwave.
At the moment yes. In a few months it will become hot!
Does it get very hot in Colorado I am sure a dumb answer this is ?
Not hot hot. 90 F ish?
That’s not too bad.
no, not really, you are right.
You’re on it bro! I want to come join sometime. I haven’t gotten to weld since junior high
I know you have done a lot!
Wow, great job but should be very difficult.
It was tough, but enjoyable, Rozina!
Yes I am sure it was tough. Your channel is full of interesting and impressive posts. I always enjoy your post. Thanks for sharing with us.🌹✨✨
Thank you Rozina! I appreciate your cooking website and videos as well. One day perhaps, I can eat one of your tasty meals!
You’re very welcome. I am so glad you like my posts. Take care and all the best.🙏✨🌹
You as well!
Great job but need to be a little careful and safe !!👍
Thank you for the advice!
Well worded and brilliant in narration.
Thank you Penhive from Penhive.Wordpress.Com !