|Coal is the most popular choice for blacksmithing. If you burn mostly Coal, we recommend using either the Centaur Vulcan Firebowl or the Mini Round Firebowl. You can burn Coke in either of these firebowls occasionally, but if you choose to burn Coke on a regular basis, the Centaur Vulcan firebowl will crack sooner. As stated above, the Coke Firebowl will last longer with the higher temperatures of Coke.
Coal does not burn as hot as Coke, but that does not mean it is not good. You can forge weld with Coal and you can disintegrate your pieces in Coal if you are not careful. The advantage with working with Coal is that you are able to watch your pieces more carefully, the firebowl is deeper so you can push your piece in farther and if you are working with multiple pieces at one time, you have the advantage of knowing you have a few extra moments to work one piece while taking a heat on another piece.
We recommend that if you are a beginning blacksmith, that you choose one of our Coal firepots.
The Centaur Vulcan firebowl is our most popular firebowl for general blacksmithing.
Please note: the Centaur Vulcan rectangular firebowl is not drilled and tapped.
This firebowl does not come with the elbow or ashgate.
If you are looking to get a complete Centaur Vulcan firepot with the elbow, clinker breaker ball and ashgate, go to our item codes VD or VS .
12" x 14" outside diameter
8" x 10" inside diameter