I just want to start out by saying thanks to everyone here for encouraging me to make an attempt and making and to actually go out and do it. I have read so much advice, good ideas and general help on the forums.
Anyways, two days ago I finally put my forge together using the limited materials that I have, this is the first piece of steel (small piece of rebar) that I have ever had the luxury of hitting.
While hitting and trying to see how the metal moves from the hammer I ended up getting a butterknife shape and just decided to keep going for it. Its terrible but it's