One of the projects on my summer list is to find the time to build a new forge. I'm happy enough with my two-brick one for heat treating my small blades. But I thought I'd like something a little bigger too, so I could maybe take a stab (no pun intended) at forging a fixed blade or two. So here's the question: Which do you think is a better overall forge, a vertical or a horizontal? I've heard a vertical is better if you're doing any welding, but I don't have any plans to make my own billets at present. I'd like to be able to heat-treat and learn how to do some basic blade forging. Any thoughts are appreciated.