Hello everyone! I've been lurking for some time, I think it's safe to say I've read every single post from the last two years already haha including one of the books posted here. All of my research usually brings me back to this forum whenever I get deep down into it enough, or have questions that no one else is asking elsewhere - so I figured I'd may as well come and harass you all with my questions personally. Thank you so much for providing this resource, I'm so fascinated by this process and I can't wait to dive in, I have some lofty goals as you'll find out. Hopefully you find my naivety classic and can stop me from getting hurt as I plunge (or pour?) right into this. My wife will surely appreciate it, the concept of me working with molten metals directly terrifies her, maybe she can find some solace in me being able to better articulate the process after engaging for a while. Thank you again! Nice to meet you all.