About: Coal Forge Vs Gas Forge (Different Types of Blacksmith Forges)
Im in the same boat as your friend. A propane forge is probably better for me. Do you know I could buy a gas forge or any recommendations on a DIY design? A gas forge makes me a little nervous.
Good job buddy
When LPG or propane become expensive or scarce, I'll power my forge with biogas.
I’m a coal forge week end warrior
I prefer the coal forge
“Antiquates out to”
Got a chuckle at your expense there, sorry man.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge through this great content!
What kind of coal do you use and what kind do you use?
Dear Mr Christ Centered. First, thanks for promoting your faith. I am also a Christian. Second, I have no interest in forging. What I do need is a forge for HEAT TREATING STEEL. I make hard dies on a lathe. I need to anneal steel. Some types need to be brought up to heat and held there for hours as I understand. Others just heated up. Then after the dies are machined they need to be hardened and heat treated. I CANNOT afford to build a gas forge. SO I was considering a coal, charcoal, or wood forge with a leaf blower and a variable motor for the air supply. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.
Will wood gas burn hot enough to forge weld tool steel
Is there a chance of a gas forge blowing up? im planning to make my own
Thx for the video. Great explanations for each. Could you explain the differences between a metal forge and a metal furnace (maybe foundry is a better word?). I've always found it interesting that, while they are obviously different in design for different reasons, they seem to achieve almost the same thing. Also couldn't you just use a metal furnace as a forge? I'm fairly new to this stuff and it's kind of confusing at times. I even get the names confused all the time.
Which one is cheaper that is what I'm more worried about I want to start blade smithing but I want to get a gas forge I'm just wondering if it's more expensive
Well said. I have a small coal forge that I have to wheel out of the garage to use, and a small gas forge as well. My gas forge is even more limited than yours for odd sized pieces. I have about a 3" x 5" opening in the front, and can open the back as well but I can't open a side. I wish that I were better at fire management in my coal forge. I can't tell you how many times I thought I had time to go fetch something only to come back to burned steel! Maybe in one of your future videos you could address fire management. Thanks for the great videos!
Either type can be efficient (or wasteful), depending on size and your specific needs. Propane forges can be scaled (built) to the desired size more easily (check out https://youtu.be/xah47JDQKP8
for a MONSTER
gas forge (and https://youtu.be/BalyIv-GrKQ
to see him "forge" a pizza)). An efficient forge should be no bigger than the work you need to heat.
Great video, as always.
Thanks so much on your video. You answered the question very well! I appreciate all you are doing for the community. I will stay tuned for your build videos.
The noise of the gas forge.
Thanks for the video. Do you have or can you make a video how to manage a coal Forge ?
I liked your answer, I have both and use them as the job requires.
Fuel availability will determine which one you should have also.