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I'm 18 and in the past weeks I've found myself reading up, watching videos, and in general thinking about blacksmithing. The idea of creating a tool, or a piece of art from a piece of metal either big or small excites me to no end. That being said, I've spent the past week trying to figure out where to begin, and it's very overwhelming because A.) I don't have a job, I lost it 6 months ago when the company closed that branch and B.) It's very hard to find scrap and such around me. I live around Cincinnati, OH and as I look around trying to find a way to build a forge (55 or just a small brake drum) it all involves money that I don't have, and my family isn't in the best of situations. So I set that aside, and now something to use for an anvil is another problem for me. I keep seeing a rail track or I-Beam being suggested as an anvil alternative, but I'm not sure how to go about procuring either of these. So my question is if anyone can give me some specific advice on how to go low cost or scrounge up something in my area. If anyone in/around Cincinnati could point me in the right direction, that'd be great. I find myself thinking about what I want to do constantly it seems like, and it's really getting to me that I can't start quite yet. Thanks for reading and any help you can give, Daryn