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Hello all. Well I've been visiting off and on for 4 years now and thought it was about time I introduce myself. You can call me Jeff; I live in Washington state, no not in Seattle, and have been trying to learn to be a Smith over the last 5 or 6 years but life gets in the way. I have an 80 lb Peter Wright anvil, a post vize that needs a new spring and a new leg, and I have rebuilt my forge 3 times. What was a pile of bricks is now an old sink, a satellite dish and some fence posts for legs. I have 3 books on blacksmithing and developed a deep love of the trade. But I have done very little actual work, just a lot of reading and video tutorials. Anyhoo. I look forward to learning as much as possible from you all and I am excited to get back in the smithy!
Hello, my name is Colin and I'm looking for advice on Blacksmithing. I'm relatively new, so far I have only worked on Blacksmithing and forging while I'm at home from college. All I have is a basic anvil, as well as a couple hammers and tongs, all of which I found in antique shops. As you may have inferred, I'm not very well off in terms of money (hence the antique tools) but would greatly appreciate any advice on getting started. If anyone knows a good place to start, I'm all ears, otherwise I've got my sights set on trying to make some decent knives out of some railroad spikes. I've been browsing this website off and on for awhile now, and finally decided to make an account to ask for help. If anyone has a good place to get tools and such for Blacksmithing, I would also like to know about it. I would like to continue my budding hobby, and again, any advice for a newbie would be greatly appreciated.
Hello Im Toby I am wanting to get into Blacksmithing any suggestments from your community ?? what should i do first? I might of found a original Farms forge that i can use me and my friend but how should we go around it ?? What tools do i need to start Because the whole reason i want to do this is to create Knifes maybe a sword or Something Useful to give someone Something i can i say i have made ? Ive been doing research any sugggestment for what i should research or learn about ?? If you would get back to me i would much aprecicate it Thankyou Toby-TheBritishSmith.