There is something wonderful about shaping a hot piece of metal. You hit it with a hammer and it moves. As if working a piece of clay, the hot iron is molded into shape.
You have to move fast. When the metal is hot you don't stop to think - there is time for that when the metal has cooled. After tile iron is heated up, it is time to act.
The energy of working at the forge fits me very well. I had my first experience forging at a weekend workshop, given by a local blacksmith That was almost 30 years ago.
I am still excited about my work, and what I may discover working at the anvil and forge