Miniature Tilt Forge
I designed and built this tilt forge from scratch with no plans or
instructions, just some photographs I took of a local 18th century tilt forge.
After deciding the sizes, my husband cut out the walls roof and base from MDF and I did the rest.
Inside the mill is a lot of machinery which I made from balsa. The water wheel I made from balsa also.
The machinery and wheel consists of between 800-900 pieces of wood!
It was the hardest project I have ever taken on...... but I got there in the end!
Why a tilt forge?
Here is the article about my tilt forge as shown in the Dollshouse and Miniatures magazine.
First stage - making the wheel and mainshaft.
Second stage - Building the design with cardboard.
Third stage - Building the shell with MDF.
Fourth stage - Sizing, painting ...... cooking and brewing!
Fifth stage - Papering and checking sizes.
Sixth stage - Final fitting..... the exciting bit!
Seventh stage - Grinding trough.
Eighth and final stage - At long last!