Just joined the other day. Well we are cabinetmakers but years ago I was doing a lot of blacksmithing type work but only with mild steel. Thanks to forged in fire show which inspired my son of 15yrs we built a gas forge and got a couple of good anvils, 2 post vices and a bunch of hammers. I have been showing him the basics of hammering and forge welding and now we are making a few chef type knives. We are both busy with sports but try to get some time in one a week or so. He enjoys it as much as I do and it is a nice break from the computer oriented society. Last year we also began making longbows but that is more my hobby than his and my daughter is a deadly archer. Hope to hear from others in the area!