KwisatzMember Since 25 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 12 2013 01:29 PM
Out collecting scrap to forge!
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- Age 36 years old
- Birthday July 26, 1977
I train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / No-Gi Grappling & Rope Making. Now I am beginning to learn Blade Smithing.
This is what I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t73e1xdGFr8
My Anvil: http://www.anvilfire.com/21centbs/anvils/making/RR-rail_anvils.php
My hammers: http://www.harborfreight.com/4-lb-sledge-hammer-with-hickory-handle-95129.html
I use these pliers instead of tongs: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-tongue-and-groove-pliers-44874.html
Safety glasses: http://www.harborfreight.com/impact-resistant-safety-glasses-94357.html
All in, its less than $50.
I grind & shine my work with these:
Angle grinder: http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-4-1-2-half-inch-angle-grinder-91223.html
Extra pads: http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piece-4-1-2-half-inch-grinding-and-cutting-wheel-assortment-47572.html
Vice: (this thing makes life A LOT easier) http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-inch-table-swivel-vise-97160.html
My research Materials:
The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection, by
Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop, Revised, by Wayne Goddard
Knifemaking Unplugged, by Tim Lively
Robb Gunter's Super Quench: http://www.celticknot.com/the-elektric-anvil/the-techniques-archive/55-robb-gunters-super-quench-demo.html
Feel free to add me as a friend and send me any advice you have.
This is how I want to be thought of after I try my hand at Blacksmithing -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_(folklore)
How I will most lily end up! LOL -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p44bXTJqz9E