If you mine your own ores you can gain Mining xp before you start your Smithing adventures. After having mined them you can then use them on a furnace, most commonly the one located at South Neitiznot. This will result in you having Bars which can be used on an Anvil. When using bars on an anvil it is important to remember to make whatever gives the most experience (unless you are smithing for money).
You will have to start Smithing training by making bronze bars, depending on your mode this can be a very quick way to level up or the very start of your journey. After making the bronze bars you will then want to use the bars on an anvil and create knives or nails. These offer the most xp per bar whereas bodies or legs will give you more gp back.
|Bronze||1||Copper ore, Tin ore|
|Steel||30||Iron ore , Coal x2|