I now have a new blacksmithing setup. It is a covered area and I like it a lot! There are a couple of nice advantages to this new setup including being sheltered from the weather. There was a point on my first day of using it when it started to rain, but it didn’t matter. That was nice. And being shaded means I can see the hot steel much better. You have to be able to judge the heat of metals when forging them and the color is important.
I will also be able to make better videos now that the area is shaded. Yay!
And I have a nice work triangle where it is very comfortable for me to grab metal out of the forge and bring it to the anvil without moving much. It is much more efficient and much more safer.
If you want to check it out you can watch my youtube video here: