About: Starting and maintaining a coal forge fire - basic blacksmithing
Just saying coke is weird
The coke you make is like popcorn with double density
And premade coke is like volcanic rock in terms of density and appearance but not as porous, there are a few holes though, its got a clinker sound to it when you shuffle through it
Bloody good show old chap. Very enjoyable, interesting and informative. Well presented and educational. Thank you.
Great vide0. One question. Is there any type of grate in the bottom of the fire pot?
Thanks black bear that was very helpful I had a master that taught me for a little while years ago for a couple months and just getting back to forging by myself. And I feel like I didn't quite remember everything he taught me so relearning myself. Thiswas very helpful deff a like and subscribe for this guy. You're going to be my teacher through the web. Thanks again
What keeps the coal from falling down into the trap on the bottom?
As a millennial i feel great anxiety about your phone being so close to an inferno. Great vid though, winter just broke in Ohio and Im excited to fire my forge for the first time this year.
Brilliant, I was just about to google using coke or coal, I wasn't to sure if they were the same or different products.
Man take it easy on that left pointer finger, you have it bandaged in to many videos.
Sorry for the dumb question but what do you mean when you say “coke?” Never mind you just answered my question. Thanks.
Thanks for all the great videos and information you share with us.
I want to try my hand in blacksmithing and I'm just about to build my first forge. The only solid fuel available to me is charcoal.
How deep a fire would you need to get a neutralizing fire if charcoal is used instead of coal?
Would love to see a video with you forging something using and managing a charcoal fire along with your thoughts on it.
Hi there, at one point you had said you sometimes use coal as fine as "dust". I was wondering if you could demonstrate your "slurry" mixture, the consistency etc. My coal is anywhere from large egg size to just bigger than tennis balls and I have been breaking it up smaller and find I have a lot of "dust " and fine particles left. I just don't want to make a mess while experimenting with this stuff and end up spending a lot of time cleaning out the fire pot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks in advance; Jeff
Im #900 like. O yea
Very helpful 👍🏻
How do you maintain a fire while working with the forge on and off all day like the old time blacksmiths ? I have mounded up up a pile of coal and sort of seal it off and came back up to 3 hours later and broke it open , added air and revived the fire. Thanks
Spray bottle instead of sprinkling water (the variable spray ones), havnt tried it yet, any downsides if i did?? A light spray wouldnt really do much but a light jet surely would work?
Is that an induced draft chimeny?
John, I am wondering how you got started in black smithing and at what age. maybe a video to answer?
Any input on other fire pots like the Newman ones being sold at blacksmith depot or the lorance ones sold over at pieh tool vs the centaur forge offering, especially the Vulcan?
I'm looking at buying a fire pot soon and each of these costs different prices haha. Basically any pot you would choose to purchase to replace yours now? Or have you been happy with the vulcan?
Thank you (: