the2ndcashboy Posted July 25, 2018 Share Posted July 25, 2018 So I've been lurking for awhile. And finally started posting a few weeks ago. Perfect time for an introduction, right? I'm an aircraft sheetmetal/structures tech by trade, and a rank newbie at blacksmithing. Got started doing stock removal knives 10-15 years ago. Made a few off and on over the years, then finally made my first forge 2 years ago to heat treat some steel. It was just a brick charcoal forge, but I discovered I really enjoyed forging. After a hiatus to remodel/sell our house in the suburbs and then buy a house/farm out in the boonies and get that up and running, I finally got the project list worked down far enough so I can start into blacksmithing in earnest. Put together a nice gas forge last week and am getting my work area squared away. Haven't made much other than some leaves out of 1/2" stock so far. I'm really looking forward to learning the craft. I've spent my first 35 years trying out a huge variety of different hobbies (mostly involving metalworking), and I think it's time to settle down and really dig deep into something. IFI seems like a good place to hang out and learn. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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