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  1. Hi,
    I was just reading, and thinking and got a question.
    So I'm trying to make my "THE Forge Weld" and it hasn't happened yet. I burn simple Polish coal which is nice hot but very dirty. It has big flames and a lot of clinker, but in other cases it doen't matter. So the question is: Can charcoal make forge welding easier? I mean it's clean and hot as well as coal or coke. I can get some left over charcoal from the local baker. It isn't much but enough for some weld weekly.


  2. I'm not a competent, but I don't think it is wrought iron... If it brakes for you it brakes for the blacksmith in the past... It can be cast iron maybe...
    Try forging it at a higher temperature, and maybe it won't brake...
    I hope i've said something correct and useful. :)

  3. Glenn: the firepot is 15x15cm and 5cm high. I made it in this design because I couldn't get good material for a normal firepot.

    ThomasPowers: Unfortunately it is not so easy to find a blacksmith who can take time off for me. I spent a week looking for a smith. I found one, a farrier and I could met him once in his workshop. Blacksmithing isn't his main job and I realized that he doesn't like teaching beginners. But I showed my forge to him and he said that it's good for me. Now I have heard about an artist blacksmith so I'm planning to visit and ask him to teach me.

    And now I have bigger problems with my skill than with my fire. But I'm on the way and if it is necessary I will rebuild my forge millions of times to make it better. And I will take photographs, of course. :D

    Frosty: If you have learned nearly everything from experience it must have been very hard. I'm doing it for 3 months but I think I could learn these 3 months' knowledge in 3 days with a master and good equipment.

    Sorry for the grammar I hope everything is clear.

  4. I would like to show my forge. It was built before I knew enough about forges and fire...unfortunately. But now it works pretty well. The fire gets air from everywhere and not from one hole so I think it is a bit wasteful and if it goes wrong I will rebuild the firepot.


  5. Hi,

    I have read, that "I prefer ez-weld" and " it is much better than borax", but actually what is ez-weld... or ez-welding? Is it a kind of flux or a welding method? I am also curious that is it better than forge weld with borax or not.

    Thanks in advance,

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