Haha, no problem dude. Useful post you had. I'm actually trying out knife making myself but I'm still working on my first knife. I'll make a video of it once I'm done but that may take a little while because my file got dull and I need a new one to fix it up. After that I just got to temper my blade and it'll be up here. But yeah, Sticks is very good at knife making. I would check out some of his stuff.thanks man,thank you ferrarri for thanking me
Well, I'm just a beginner and I don't have much of the tools and matierials myself. But I do know some of the stuff that would help. A Grinder, a power Saw, a Belt Sander, a forge (these are usually home made), a file, a anvil, plyers would help, and a hammer depending on how your making the blade. I only got 3 of these, the file, power saw and hammer. But I'm trying to build a forge to temper my blade. But right now I'm just taking pieces of steel that already have the general shape to them and then sawing off parts of it to get the main shape, and then fileing it down to get an edge on it (this is very exausting and its way better to have a grinder for this). Then when I'm done with that I got to make a forge and get the steel hot enough to temper it. Some steels such as truck springs don't really need tempering unless you got the steel to hot while grinding or sawing it.what i really need to know is what kind of machines i need and materials
Ah, this is where sticks can help you better than me. He's got a thread up that shows how to make a good forge. But from what I heard (and what I'm trying to do), bricks make a good structure for a forge. Check out this site, it shows another way to make a forge out of basic supplies you can get at Home Depot and should work very well. http://184.108.40.206/washtubforge.htmcan i make a forge of bricks?and can it be propane powered?or is wood best?