and that is outstanding at 15 years old. blacksmithing is almost a forgotten artform. and also one that can be very high in demand in the right places, or to open your own shop. great future for himMy 15 yr. old grandson has his own forge and is now a practicing black smith. He's been training for two years with a local guy. I have a railroad spike lamp in my living room. He goes to junk yards for scrap metal and especially loves to work from spikes. And you would not believe the fantastic knives he creates! Fun hobby.