Brad here, from near Stratford, Oklahoma. I'm retired from 25 years in the US Army, Infantry, Paratrooper mostly in the 82nd Airborne Division.... After all that time falling out of airplanes I'm kinda banged up, but our youngest children are twin 11 year old boys, so they keep me hopping!
My wife and I were introduced to Forged in Fire by a nephew of mine, and have become junkies for it, and combined with my lifelong enjoyment of building things, it's been an easy step for me to start building a forge and set up a place to work.
We live on a few acres in the country, and I have two shops, two sheds and a corral, so space isn't a problem... :^)
Haven't banged on metal for 35 years or so, but I'm looking forward to getting going. Thanks in advance for the help I know I'll receive here.