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Kwisatz

Member Since 25 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 12 2013 01:29 PM
Out collecting scrap to forge! Updated 05 Sep · 0 comments
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  • Age 37 years old
  • Birthday July 26, 1977
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    Las Vegas
  • Interests
    I train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / No-Gi Grappling & Rope Making. Now I am beginning to learn Blade Smithing.

    My Forge:
    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
    http://www.harborfreight.com/3-lb-cross-pein-hammer-6746.html

    I use these pliers instead of tongs: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-tongue-and-groove-pliers-44874.html

    Gloves: http://www.harborfreight.com/3-pair-14-inch-split-cowhide-welding-gloves-488.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
    Jim Hrisoulas

    http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Bladesmith-Forging-Your-Perfection/dp/1581606338

    Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop, Revised, by Wayne Goddard

    http://www.amazon.com/Wayne-Goddards-Knife-Shop-Revised/dp/0896892956/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324952902&sr=1-1-spell

    Knifemaking Unplugged, by Tim Lively

    http://www.amazon.com/Knifemaking-Unplugged-Lively-Marian-Sancinito/dp/B000M5AUOY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324954044&sr=8-1

    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.

    Oh yeah!
    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

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