I built my first side-blast forge in 2015. At the time the only source for these forges was England. As you can imagine, shipping was quite expensive.
I reached out to a forge builder in England. He was kind enough to share his experience and knowledge with me via email. With his help and lots of research on my part I built a functional forge.
I then went on to refine my design and have now sold side blast forges in several state here in the US.
I live in Illinois with my wife Bonnie, who does three-day eventing with her horse.