Hello all. My name is Jon. I joined this forum sometime back and have watched it off and on. I had the fortune to spend time with Bruce Bump and he turned an interest in blacksmithing into an obsession. I have made 2 knives since. Since meeting Bruce I went through a couple life events that kept me from being ready to delve into the knifemaking and smithing world. I have recently moved back into Walla Walla Washington and am blessed with a beautiful shop with that has a bathroom and lots of room 3200 Heated and professionally wired square feet. Just today I traded a good friend some gun parts for a gorgeous 100LB Trenton "trexton" Anvil and hoping to be able to pick up a Bruce Bump Vertical forge in about a week. I am lucky to live so close as to stop by on my way to work. I don't currently have a welder so some of my first trial projects will be to make some tongs and hammers. I am looking forward to this new adventure!