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Starting and maintaining a coal forge fire - basic blacksmithing

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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Couldn't charcoal be used to start it? I don't have a lot of it, but I have enough that I've made that it could be used to start a fire.
Thanks man, I just was gifted a blower and home built unit.
Cool video and I'm catching up fast. I've been watching a video or two a day for a couple of months now. My questions are 1) what do you do with the clinker once its cooled? 2) have you ever taken a magnet to the floor of your shop just to see what gets pulled out of the dirt?
I just got a bag of coal, a coal forge, a railway track anvil and a 4 inch leg vice. I am dying to light it....
Do you have a video on design of the forge"
very helpful. i'm looking forward to starting my own forge.
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
Love 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
excellent thanks
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.
Thanks again.
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
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Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.