Shop and Technique Basics-Lesson 1: Managing Your Coal Forge

  • By Samantha -Ken's Custom Iron
  • 15 Jun, 2016

How to Manage Your Coal Forge

'Coal' is one of the first things that come to mind for many people when they hear the word 'Blacksmith'.
Though there are many blacksmiths who choose to use other methods of heating their iron,
we feel that knowledge of managing a coal forge is essential for any blacksmith.
Watch the video to see a few tips and tricks on keeping your fire, and finding the right coal for the job.

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By Samantha -Ken's Custom Iron 20 Jul, 2016
'Coal' is one of the first things that come to mind for many people when they hear the word 'Blacksmith'.
It isn't as simple as lighting it and forgetting about it, though.
In this video, we take you through the steps you will take to properly start your coal forge. 
By Samantha -Ken's Custom Iron 15 Jun, 2016
'Coal' is one of the first things that come to mind for many people when they hear the word 'Blacksmith'.
Though there are many blacksmiths who choose to use other methods of heating their iron,
we feel that knowledge of managing a coal forge is essential for any blacksmith.
Watch the video to see a few tips and tricks on keeping your fire, and finding the right coal for the job.
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