I can’t really call myself a Smith, but maybe a novice at best. I’ve made a few pieces, have enjoyed every minute, and as my skill increases I take deeper satisfaction in finishing a project. I’m still building out my shop which is a project in itself. Lack of some of the tools makes the work more challenging, but it helps me build my metal working skill by doing most tasks by hand.
To get started I took classes from Oaks Bottom Forge in
Pictures of some of my work are at this link.