About: How To Start A Coal Forge Fire!
Question about hoods, what is the advantage of having a hood overhead instead of to the side? I've seen it done both ways. Maybe just a space issue?
Just pines work well for me.
Basics make me understand this better. Thanks.
Forged in Fire has my daughter working with a coal forge today and she's never worked with one before, much less start one. YOU are gonna get her started!
I've just started forgeing with coal and like a dumass didn't think the coke was any good. Thanks for the info
Can we agree that blacksmiths have been masters of fires for hundreds of years?
Thank you from a new coal fired blacksmith. I have been using propane up till now. Built myself a little coal forge from an old bbq, had no fun getting it going , now I know. Thanks!
Great Video. I've been looking at lots of accounts for smithing and this is by far the best
Been watching your videos for about a year now you do a great job at explaining from one to the other keep it up
How does YOUR particular airflow, airflow mechanism (bellows), and chimney work/constructed?
I can. Start a fire with my dik and a pixie stick!
love ur videos man 0 complaints 0 to change keep it up pls ;p
Great vids. Im learning a lot.
There's also slow accelerants for sale that you use to start a BBQ, usually woodfibres packed with some kind of oil based carbohydrate. They catch a spark real easy, from like a ferrorod or other flint type firestarter.
They're cheap, catch a spark easily and burn long and hot enough to lite a BBQ.
A tiny handful of charcoal and a scrap of paper is all I need to get coke lit. Going to try coal at some point just to see how differently it burns but I'm guessing that it would be much smokier too. Unhappy neighbours not good ;)
Thanks for the lesson it really helps
Great video but unfortunately you keep using the Lord’s name in vain so I cant show my kids as an instructional.
Got taught to light a coal fire when I was four or five - gasoline wasn't an option for our indoor fireplace. 1/4 newspaper rolled into tight tubes one page at a time, small pile of 1/2 inch kindling on top, light that, and then feed in coal on top once the wood is well lit. Used to take about 5 minutes till the first coal started to take, so a good time to make a cup of tea.
What kind of blower is on your forge?
How this man finds coal in GA is amazing.