I starting black smithing with our Grandpa as soon as I was ancient enough to work near excessive heat.
No a single else in our family ever took interest in our Grandpa’s trade until I told him at 12 that I wanted to learn everything he knew.
Despite trying to dissuade me from following in his path, he eventually started letting me help him from time to time. It was section bonding with our Grandpa as well as section reading an amazing trade that goes back millenia to some of the earliest ages of mankind. Like anyone else in the trade, I burned our hands more times than I’d enjoy to admit. The burns as well as frustration with early failures are section of the experience of reading to be a professional black smith. These days you can learn a lot by seeing Youtube videos as well, which is the only consistent source of information for me now that our Grandpa is no longer alive. He always wanted to live long enough to see me open our own black smith business, but sadly his cancer claimed his life sooner than we were all hoping. However, I know proud that I’m finally a single step closer to realizing our shared dream of our being a professional black smith just enjoy our Grandpa. I am building a shop space for our equipment, despite the fact that I need to find shop space for rent until our renovations are complete. There is a new industrial park on the other side of the interstate exit as well as 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.