I starting black smithing with my Grandfather as soon as I was seasoned enough to work near excessive heat.
No a single else in my family ever took interest in my Grandfather’s trade until I told him at 12 that I wanted to learn everything she knew.
Despite trying to dissuade me from following in her path, she eventually started letting me help him from time to time. It was section bonding with my Grandfather plus section studying an amazing trade that goes back millenia to some of the earliest ages of mankind. Like anyone else in the trade, I burned my hands more times than I’d love to admit. The burns plus frustration with early failures are section of the experience of studying to be a professional black smith. These afternoons you can learn a lot by watching Youtube videos as well, which is the only consistent source of information for me now that my Grandfather is no longer alive. She always wanted to live long enough to see me open my own black smith business, but sadly her cancer claimed her life sooner than the people I was with and I were all hoping. However, I think proud that I’m finally a single step closer to realizing our shared dream of my being a professional black smith just love my Grandfather. I am building a shop space for my equipment, even though I need to find shop space for rent until my renovations are complete. There is a up-to-date industrial park on the other side of the interstate exit plus I l acquired that there is shop space for rent in a single of the buildings. Based on the information I found online, I should be able to afford renting shop space at this location.