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I want to start forge welding flat bar over a coal forge. Is this gonna be possible? Any tips that might help? when I get home I can provide pictures of my equipment I just wanna know if anybody tried this and succeeded
 

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It's been done for at least 1000 years, so yes, it's possible.  No tips from me, though.

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I've been doing it in coal for the last 23 years, and as Billy said, others have been using coal (mineral coal) to forge weld for a thousand years.  Charcoal, about 2800 years.

 

If your setup is not good, you may have problems, however.  You'll need a deep fire.  At least two to three inches of coal (four to six of charcoal) under the steel, and another inch of coal (two of charcoal) on top.  All burning, of course.  

 

Let's see what you've got, and in the meantime I'll move this down to the Beginner's Place where it belongs instead of Show and Tell.

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