Evenin everyone! Ive been a lurker on this forum and many others for awhile now. I just wanted to thank everyone for the excellent information that Ive been reading for the past 2-3 months. Theres such a limitless amount of information available, and it makes it so much easier for the aspiring knife maker. I've also picked up a numerous amount of books on the subject...theres just too much for my brain to encompass! I guess time will remedy that. I just finished building a slapped together forge. here's a pic! im quite proud of it considering its my first one!! heres also a pic of my anvil with a homemade stand! I also have a modified 2x42 craftsman grinder. I've been messing around with mild steel. I think when I get a real forge going I'll take the plunge and get some 1070 from admiral. Also, I'll purchase quench oil I saw on mcmaster. Well...thats about it. I hope so make some knives to show you guys! thanks again, everyone.