I am a LSU graduate with a BS in Engineering, 1986. Louisiana registered profession engineer #25201 in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Fire Protection Engineering. NRA Master classification in highpower rifle and Distinguished Rifleman's Badge #2276.
I purchased an anvil and a propane forge in September, 2020. Since then I have spent most of my blacksmith time with tool making and improving my hammer control. I get great satisfaction making my own tools while learning a four thousand year old craft. The master blacksmiths on YouTube make it look so easy. My first successful project was forging and making handles for a bullet mold.