I am old enough to be thinking about retiring...but just what does that mean? For me it wont be about playing checkers in the park. There is way too much to do that a wage earner doesn't have time for. Blacksmithing definitely has a place in my plans. Having recently acquired a forge, anvil and a few tools, I am turning a horse shed into my shop in preparation for creating all sorts of mangled metal objects...some of which might actually be useful. Creativity and a hammer...suits me perfectly. Just don't expect much...except a bunch of banal questions from a beginner.