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rainbow_pact wrote:What do you think of A2 tool steel? It's my understanding it's air-hardening.
huntingohio wrote:So.. i wanna make a brake drum forge to do this, but i cant find a brake drum big enough to do larger knives.
Would it be that har to make something like a kuhkri, I have one I like for a shape to go from, proper heat treating would be my main worry
elkhills wrote:I'm hung up on the guys heat treayment
Will a hardwood campfire really getcha up to 1100+ degrees?
Wondering if you rigged up an air compressor (or leaf blower/shop vac?) to a BBQ briquet chimney starter... would that work? I have to think the heat treat is critical to a project like thi!
"The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints - 'the ground's too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does HE get more worms than I do...'"
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I saw this years ago and have been trying to find it off and on to post it here. Someone on another forum linked to it today, so here y'all go.
The only thing I would take exception to would be to please use veggie oil instead of used motor oil to harden the blade, particularly if tempering afterwards in your kitchen oven like he's showing.
This is a lot of work, but I can pretty much guarantee that if you do it right (shaping as well as heat treatment), this will outperform anything you can buy for under $100.
And, quite frankly, I'd rather see a lot more folks posting things like this that they've made than asking, "I have a $20 budget and want a great knife. What can I get?" or any of the blue phone cord ninja nonsense.
Osiris Risen wrote:Definitely going to try this; I'm looking online for steel, but can't seem to find much thinner than 1/4". I'd like to start with a smallish knife for my first try and that seems a little thick. Should I just go with that and file it down some?
Cpt_Jack wrote:The forging is the only hard bit for me to do, I just can't see how I'm going to have the space, I don't even have an oven. Anyone got any ideas?
Sealegs wrote:I have all my stuff in a garage right now so I'm out of space as well.
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