I find videos are more of a waste of time than anything else. There is rarely anything that I do using only 1 hand and that doesn't leave one free to shoot a video.
I don't even bother to watch 90% of the videos here on HMT and when I do watch them it is usually at 2x speed slowing only to catch a particular bit of content. Entertainment videos excepted.
But who knows once I turn it up right get the fire clay mixture in place and the a temporary blower connected I just well might make a video ot it heating up and show the operation of the iris valve. I bought a 50 lb bag of charcoal this morning to use as a test run. I'm not ready to shell out $300.00 + $400.00 shipping for a 2,000 lb pallet of coal just yet when 1.6 tons of hard mesquite has the same potential total BTU output as a ton of Bituminous coal or anthracite coal of course bituminous has more Sulphur and other impurities than anthracite but it is quite a bit cheaper
I might find that converting my wood into charcoal will give a lot better results as well, because many of the impurities such as creosote and moisture gets burned away in a pressure cooker of sorts.
I have a single particular job which requires the use of a forge and the job would have been too large for a smaller forge and I didn't want to have to rig up 2 #10 rose bud torches and burn up 2 bottles of oxygen and acetylene just to heat it up. I have been putting off the job for 5 years now because I didn't have a forge or any scrap materials to build one the size I wanted.
Once it is finished and tested I will have to build a hood for it for fume extraction. If for nothing else the forge could be used to add some heat to my shop next winter assuming I get sides and doors on it by then