About: Blacksmithing For Beginners - Working With A Coal Fire
Wow! On your fire control I been clean all the dust.I been adding wood papers in a bbq fire starter basket .Tommorro getting that hose setup.
Thanks again Sir
Just found your channel, I really like how well you explain everything your doing. I’m interested in getting into blacksmithing as a hobby. What basic tools should I look at getting to get me started?
Thanks I like the way you teach.
I know most blacksmiths treat anthracite like the bastard step child, but could you do a show about it and how it differs from coal of raw coal and why it is not an acceptable fuel. It's all that is available in this area.
So glad I found this channel. Awesome info! Thanks for sharing! Definitely subscribing. 👍
Would really appreciate some help with my forge, i use a similar design
but with the air tube below with a soot trap, and i find my coke (after a
few hours of forging) getting coated in ash, no clinkers form, but i
can distinctly see the coke covered in a thick white ash, now this ash
restricts the coke actually burning, this coke is very large, like full
sized coke and it just gets coated :( idk what else to do, ive got a
poker that does nothing to get the ash off, the only way to get it off
is to wait for it to cool and bang it on the anvil one by one
very informative video. One point I didn't get, is necessary to keep providing continuous air supply even if the fire is very hot. During 1/2hr brake did you stop the blower. Thanks
I like your style:-)
Just got my first anvil. Its crap but should get me started. I'm learning alto from this video. Thanks.
Great video for me, coming back to blacksmithing after a long time away. I work with a standalone pan forge with a hand crank blower out the middle, about 16" diameter, around 3" deep. The last part of the video really clarified how I should work with it, I've been way too light on the amount of coal in the forge at any given time which probably explains a lot the problems I've had. Thanks!
thank you for the free education!👍
Hello and thanks for all the information! I´m just starting out with blacksmithing and i find your material to be the best i´ve seen on youtube for this purpose. I used coke in my first attempt on building the fire and found that it came in big chunks, leaving a lot of space between them and i think it affects the temperature of the fire. Do i need to split them to smaller pieces in order to get a better fire?
I have watched a number of your videos on blacksmithing and may I say how much I appreciate your superb command of the English language, your interesting structure of the contents of a video, the expert and to the point hanďling of the anvil,your forge and the hammer together with various anvil tools. You dont waste time getting to the point and neither do you patronise the video watcher. Thank you sir. You sure are an excellent blacksmith and an example for me to follow and strive to command your skills....!
From Philip in Kleinfontein South Africa
Can you recommend a good place to order coal from? I am new to this and live in a very un-coal-y area of the US (down in Louisiana). Love the videos!!! Please keep them coming. Thank you!!!
I've had to put the metal to be heated down in the firebox, and would like to heat longer pieces. What's the best way to get the heat high enough where the piece is longer than the dimension of the firebox?
Thank you for putting this together Dennis. I have been smithing for awhile now but felt like I needed more instruction on how to manage/run the fire. This helped me a lot. Something that I would like to hear you talk about and use with your diagram of the fire pit is an oxidizing fire and a reducing fire. How to create one and prevent the other. How to tell just what one has going at any given time. Thanks again.
Do you buy your coal already busted up that small or do you break it up yourself?
very informative , and i learn.t a lot ...ty
Hi thanks for the video. My fire dies down after a while and it's mostly red coals and a blue flame, will the steel get hot enough with the fire in this condition? Do I need to load more coal into the forge?