Forge & Furnace Tumulus

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Our Studio

Who we are

Forge & Furnace Tumulus is no more and no less as an owner's hobby that has gotten out of hand. In addition to the forge activities that have been practiced on various scales for 25 years, bronze casting and ceramic design have also been added. In order to afford a valuable hobby and to prevent a build-up of the creations, some of the creations are also for sale now.

If you are interested in exhibiting the work of 'F & F Tumulus' or if you need cooperation to realize your own work, do not hesitate to contact us soon.


The reason to call the little studio ‘Forge & Furnace Tumulus’ is the presence of 5 ancient Roman tumuli (burial tombs) within a radius of 2 kilometres around the location of our smithy. If you look at some of the work from the smithy and foundry the name choice becomes also clear.

With a background of 35 years of experience in metalworking, the smith Hans is always fascinated by the possibilities offered by the four elements. This is only possible with a deep respect for these forces of nature and an acquired knowledge and expertise. The activities serve only for self-development and knowledge transfer of old and valuable crafts. In daily life, the owner is auditor and expert for quality and occupational safety management.

 
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Forging technics

Using and teaching the basic and advanced forging technics.

There is also a forging technique for (almost) every contemporary metalworking technique. Think of shortening, making holes, connecting, plastically deforming, applying structures and even welding. All these operations require the necessary knowledge, technology and tools.


For more information about the tools and equipment and some of the work, please have a look at the picture galleries in our Blog section. 

Casting Basics

How to cast

Work safety and PPE, Knowledge of base materials, Mould preparation, Use of crucible and tools, Melting control, Dross control & degassing, Proper pouring, Rework at the casting blanks & finishing.


For more information about the tools and equipment and some of the work, please have a look at the picture galleries in our Blog section.

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Tool making

How to build your own tools & equipment

Build/forge and weld your own tools. Constuct and realise your own gas forge or furnace. Set up a simple but effective field forge. Forge your own chisels, tongs or hammers.

In our Blog we made a start with some picture gallery’s ‘How to build’ and we will try to continue this posts with several other projects. So sorry because of ‘luck of time reasons’ there is no time for long YT-video’s or building descriptions yet.    

Social & Educative Projects

Sharing our knowledge

In order to do some back to our society and transfer some knowledge to interested people we join and jointed several social projects in the past like teaching forging skills to street youth and so called ‘disabled persons’. For this purpose we can rely on a mobile forge with all his equipment to demonstrate simple forging technics to an audience or participants.
We are also open to join the activities of local art & design schools to give guest lessons to their students and teachers.

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Our Services

Our Work

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Raku Firing

Firing of own and third party Raku biscuit and glaze

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Sculpture

Lisa's Raku Owls

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Sculptures

Torso

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Melting & pouring pure bronze, brass and coper

Kiln and firing own and others lost wax moulds.
Melting and pouring to prepared lost wax- and sand  moulds up to 16kg (35lbs) of the mentioned liquid metals

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Ammonites

Massive bronze Ø 10cm (4in) brushed and sealed in bees wax

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Bacchus bust

Massive brass  12cm (5in) brushed and sealed in bees wax

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Bronze age heel axe

Replica on ash knot handle

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Scrap sculptures

Reuse of own scrap and after visits at the scrap yard

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Scrap sculpture

 'Salvation’

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Astragalus

Roll the dices or beter gamble with roman knuckle bones

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Fibula

The roman version to close your belt or cape buckle

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Interactive Sculpture

'Ypres 17/18' Big Bell with WW1 artefacts

 

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Bedankt voor de inzending!

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