When you create a new game, you wake up next to your bed on the morning of Day 1. Stepping out of your room, you see the store counter, the Workbench, complete with one of each kind of common grip and a few assorted guards; you also see the order list and the coin chest. Out back of the shop is your forge, anvil, and the place order window. You have a shelf with some starting materials: 8 copperingots. Around one side is the smelter and a rack for storing wood. You are graciously given a log for firewood, and a nice chunk of coal to power the smelter.
With a few ingots ready to heat, a few assorted grips and guards, and a handful of coins, you're ready to open up shop. Click on the front door's sign to set your shop to open, make sure the door is open as well, and let the customers roll in. As they submit requests note you're on a timer! Customers will get impatient and leave if you're too slow in filling their order. If you don't know how to make a certain item, check out the Weapons page for some instructions.