You could fit what I know about forge work on a matchbook cover and have space left over. I do know a little about being a tightwad though, and I take my hat off to reader diluded000 for his excellent custom forge built from cheap materials he could find around the shop.
The fan-hood top and HF workbench bottom are strokes of genius, my friend, seriously. With this project diluded000 said, “Screw that!” to convention, and he got on with his interests without waiting till he had tons of cash — and we bet he had a blast making cool steel gear in his shop.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]