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Hey Yall! I finally got around to finishing my second knife and I would love some feedback! It is leaf spring steel from my old jeep with paper micarta scales and brass pins. If anyone knows of a good way to treat the micarta please let me know, when i finished shaping it had a weird dirty look, so i hit in on the polisher and it just made the scales really slick. So if you have a good way of finishing those let me know!
Hey Y’all, I finally bit the bullet and am attempting a bigger knife. It’s a chopper forged from an old leaf spring. I’ve gotten profile finished and took the bevels basically from spine to edge. I’m preparing to quench and have to say I’m a little scared. I haven’t quenched anything this large and fear a warp/crack/catastrophic failure especially since I’ve already put a lot of time into it. I’m debating just and edge quench in vegetable oil after some thermo cycling, OR putting some satinite on the spine to keep it cool and do a full quench. Thoughts?
I am still a really new blacksmith. Like Started last month. I started hammering on a piece of leaf spring for a hot cut, on the second heat I was a few strikes in and it flew off the anvil from my tongs and hit me in the face. I don't know if I was holding it wrong or what or if it was just the leaf spring but I was holding really tight. I only got 4 stiches. I would like to know how to prevent this later on and why it happened
Well you've probably seen the Rusty or the Dusty, so I call this one the Woody. I do both wood and metal work, so I thought it would be fun building a power hammer out of both. I haven't hammered any metal yet, but it seems to be running pretty good. Let me know what you think. I have to figure out how to copy the link proper. Worked when I cut and pasted it in the address bar.