My charcoal block (hard, large block) arrived in the mail today. I
immediately set about to try it and was surprised at how quickly it
balled up bits of wire (compared to the silquar board) - I’m using
Argentium silver - but also surprised at how much it reminded me of a
campfire, with some minor spitting, crackling sounds and now it seems
to be just simmering away as it cools down.
Please tell me that this is normal. One loud snap and sparks did
make me jump back a bit. Very different than I was expecting.
Should I be spritzing it with water when I’m done with it?