About: Blacksmithing - Maintaining an efficient coal fire.
Joey, I wanted to thank you for this video! I built my own coal forge 6 months ago and based the design of my firepot from another blacksmith on Youtube. Let's just say months later I realized I needed to make a change and after watching this video, I decided to rebuild my firepot. THANK YOU! It is obvious I was wasting coal and it also resolved other issues I had.
This was such a superb demonstration of setting up a coal/coke fire and how to keep it going efficiently. It looks like such fun to poke. Thank you for doing this video!
For a beginner who is really just a hobbyist how would you suggest we source fuel? I watch some other channels and some forges use wood with a hand crank blower. I need to keep costs down to a minimum but would like to have a semi professional forge. I've got a welder so could maybe weld the forge up and just invest in the cast iron bowl ? Also how do you grade your coal ? Household coal is large chunks. Can u use this and just smash it into smaller pieces ?
Your videos are always so educating, thank you very much!
Yeah.. this is what i need.
That was a hugely informative video, I actually learned quite a bit from it. I'd also like to compliment your English skills. Your accent is barely noticeable at all.
A magnet seems like a perfect tool to help clean out the fire box
Brilliant - Thanks
Because physics... I get I too Bruh!!
Hoe noem je clinkers in het Nederlands?
what blower are you useing
Coke does not seem to be more expensive than Coal, so why do you prefer using your choice of coal?
Outstanding information tyvm!
Waarom niet de gaten open blazen?
Very nice and informative video, wish I had seen it before I made my forge, ended up making it too deep. Have anthracite available here in Tennessee and boy do I wish I could start it with one piece of paper.
With as many times a he said coke, my crack head father walked in and asked of i needed any........
Can you blow less air into it when you are busy with forging or would this be counter productive and make the fire cool down to much? I think those sides you would call them shoulders since you asked :)
Will having a lower or smaller fire pot not create an area where the oxygen is to high to forge in? I have read that this is not good?