My name is Jon. I live in Glen Rock, PA. I decided 2 weeks ago that I wanted to give blacksmithing a try. I saw an article in "Popular Mechanics" about building a forge from a stainless steel kitchen sink. Check it out here!
After searching on google many times for research, I ended up on this site for advice and stories to help me along many times. So thanks to all who post here. I found a lot of it very useful.
I welded together a cart, got a sink on craigslist, and made a few trips to Lowes. Tonight, I finally got to fire it up! It works great I guess, don't really have anything to compare it to, but it made a railroad spike glow and I got to hammer it. So I was pleased.
I've attatched A picture of my "setup" in case anyone was interested. I look forward to progressing at this hobby, so I'm sure I will get to talk to many of you soon.