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The beginning of forge design is the study of burners. The proper end point of burner design is the equipment they power. Lumped together, these subjects are too unwieldy; at the same time, they can't stand-alone, since their study is as intertwined as the equipment itself. What kind of forge is best is an arbitrary question, without any adequate answer. But, whatever design you favor, there are common factors which lead to a desired end point--or away from it. Size: Bigger is never better. once a forge is outmatched by the work load it becomes a part time tool. But, an outsize forge quickly becomes an embarrassment collecting dust in a corner. Shape Is mostly a question of personal preference. You can always tell how personal by how loudly this view is denied. Exhaust size and shapes: Like so many other things NO size or shape is ever quite right. Therefore V-A-RI-A-B-L-E is the proper size and shape; all others can be outright wrong, but are never just right.