A buddy of mine has been talking about getting into blacksmithing. This got me to thinking, why not get into it myself?
I have a poor mans anvil that has been laying around the farm. Awhile back a large hickory tree and large pin oak fell on the back of the property. I have the anvil and I have something solid to build the anvil stand out of, sections of a tree trunk. All I need to do now is put everything together and pick a few odds and ends.
While looking through youtube I came across this video that discusses in great detail what is needed to get into blacksmithing. I like that the person making the video is not recommending top of the line tools. Obtain what is needed to get started on the path to blacksmithing and go from there.
Three blacksmith essentials:
Anvil, or something hard to work the steel.
The video discusses in great detail different types of forges, different types of anvils, such as the London pattern and the European style anvil.
This type of video is exactly what I was looking for to help on my future blacksmithing endeavors.