Welcome! A lot of smiths here on IFI; you're in good company.
A few pointers for making IFI a rewarding experience:
1. Put your location in your profile settings You might be surprised how many other smiths are in your area or how some questions of resource availability are affected by your geographic location. Go to Settings to change this.
2. Respect the old-timers. The self-proclaimed curmudgeons of IFI are some of the most generous folks you will ever meet, ready to help anyon