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Forging with a rocket stove.

 
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I know how hot my rocket stove gets in its interior, and what kind of heat I need for a forge.  While this may not be convenient in a world with propane, I am curious if it would be possible to use that heat to forge metal.  I am an author who writes alternative history novels set in a regenerative universe.  I am trying to avoid the use of coal.
 
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Sorry for an off topic comment, but you can forge pretty well with wood charcoal in a standard coal forge set-up.
 
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The point is, I am trying hard  to not use much wood, in the novel, wood is valuable, and charcoal takes a lot of wood to make.  So that isn't really an improvement.  But thanks for the suggestion.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Sorry for an off topic comment, but you can forge pretty well with wood charcoal in a standard coal forge set-up.



But doesn't charcoal rquire some minimal diameter to be efficently made?
I can image OP's context has it that only the smallest pices of wood can be sparsed for burning,
and any available wood charcoal would be used for more valuable purposes like Water purificaton, soil ammendment and mulch.

Also i am really interested if a rocket stove would be efficient.
 
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You can make charcoal in the same sizes that coal would be.  If you make it inside a conventional wood stove, the heat it "wastes" goes into your house.  

Sorry I took the thread off topic, I'm jumping out of it now.  Sorry Kim!
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