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  • #21752
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    matt76
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    I remember a few folks being interested in making knives and such so here is something you may enjoy.

    http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/8522/t/Forging-an-axe-from-a-high-carbon-RR-spike.html#.U-pdH2oo6po

    #21758
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    freedom
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    matt76 that is beautiful art.

    #21760
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    matt76
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    Maybe someday I will get the time to build one myself but that 4 letter word “work” keeps getting in the way :)

    #21777
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    74
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    Matt,
    Great post. I have wanted a forge set up for a long time and never got to it. I guess I should find the right stuff now before shtf.

    #21781
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    matt76
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    I have recommended this book in another thread but “The $50 Knife Shop” by Wayne Goddard has some really simple and cheap forge designs. He even shows a coal fired one built by digging a hole in the ground and using his wife’s hair dryer for the blower lol. It’s never to late to get started.

    #21783
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    74
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    I need a good anvil and tongs. The forge, blower or bellows I can make. There is an old coke plant not far from me I can get some fuel to fire it..

    #21784
    Mr. Red
    Mr. Red
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    I’ve gotta agree, “The $50 Knife Shop” by Wayne Goddard is a great book.

    And that is indeed a beautiful hawk.

    Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.

    #21802
    Tolik
    Tolik
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    Very cool , it was common practice back in the 1800’s to pound worn files into knives , and during the civil war , short swords .

    #21809
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    undeRGRönd
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    Excellent Info! My son wants to do this type work, and it will come in handy some day.

    We have many parts for this, and I save the old blow-dryers, they make good eat guns for most applications.
    Perfect for the air blower on a forge! My Dad uses an old Stanley squirrel cage fan for burning brush FAST.

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

    #21821
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    freedom
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    If you like to read online you can do that with many knife making books including the 50 knife shop. Here is the link,

    http://knifemaking.altervista.org/index_libri_en.html

    #21822
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    74
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    Thanks Freedom, great link

    #21823
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    freedom
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    You welcome 74

    #21833
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    undeRGRönd
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    Time to download some good stuff to thumb drive, and print for hard copies.

    Knife Links :D

    I have some good cutting tools, but what about after those break, get lost, worn out, etc…
    I have a huge saw blade that I was considering for a machete blade. Leave the saw teeth
    on the back, make a great bush knife! It’s maybe 16″ long, “carbine length” so to speak…

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

    #21845
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    matt76
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    Fantastic link Free. Thanks

    UndeR
    Saw blades are a good source of metal for knife making. Without seeing the blade it is hard to say how much the carbide will help. Carbide tips usually are wider than the blade itself so hand sawing with it might be a little tough due to drag. If you plan on batoning with the blade, the strikes from the mallet or stick will break the carbide off eventually. You might be better off just grinding serrations on a portion of the underside of the blade. That way if you are sawing something of descent size you can rest your off hand on the back of the blade for extra support. You can’t do that if the blade is facing up.

    #21869
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    Roadracer
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    A beautiful piece of work. How long did it take you to make it?

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