I made my first forge in the 7th grade. It was a flower-pot forge which ran on charcoal (also homemade). After using this forge once, I built quite a few others, eventually arriving at the one seen in the video. I made a good bit of money selling jewelry I made with the forge. And the work I did got me featured in the local newspaper. Eventually my parents had to sell the lot, and although I had plans to build a propane fuelled forge for the backyard, safety concerns and a lack of time in high school held me back.