About: How To Build A Coal Fire
I live in anthracite country. Coal ash was used on the roads when it snowed just as it was used for heating homes and still some used it for cooking. I still have a Pittston kitchen coal stove and can go for a walk out back and pick some to heat or cook or boil water with. Just haven't done that in a few years. I'd just start a hot wood fire and start adding some coal and as the wood burned off I'd jiggle the shaker grates a little to get the ash out and keep adding more till I got the box full. With a full box it would go all night.
How thick are the side walls of the forge?
I like the use of diesel thats awesome
That was some good information.
Life is mostly about passing down all of your built up knowledge and hard learned lessons so they aren't lost in time. Thanks Ec and Cy
Cy and other men like him are National Treasures.
THIS is America.
I have no problem with the shavings and the diesel, but finings absolutely will burn, you just have to be careful not to choke the fire. I would do everything in the coal fire if I could, but even Cy has to admit he doesn't do billet work in there, right?
To watch Cy is to watch God channeled through a conduit he created.
I’m thinking about milling my own lumber for a house. What are some tips? Do you think I can get away with Using pine trees ?
Btw I’ve never milled I don’t own a mill I know nothing about milling
I love to watch this man work. I thank you for showing him to us, and for the videos that u create. Thank you
Makes me think I could never know enough to be a blacksmith
what's that handle he's spinning slowly?
Does Cy still enjoy making knives? I have no real need for such a quality knife but the idea of owning something made by this astounding man does attract me. I just don't want to bother him!
always love to see Cy at work!!
I LIKE MY TACOS WITH A LITTLE DIESEL TOO 😉
If you enjoy watching skilled toolmakers:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gvr2nZeAfNc
Hell of a dude... For sure, but that messy shop. Holy cow. I'm not neat but but he's got a mess
Really enjoyed this one! Really appreciate your documenting this stuff.
What do you mean by "drain oil"? Used oil from various sources?