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  1. Had a friend of mine, whom is much more experienced than myself, warn me about using cedar as a handle. Told me if I didn’t get it treated it would most likely crack or move with the weather. I’ve had the completed knife for a couple months and have used it here or there at work. It’s one of my first completed projects as a new smith and the handle seems to be the best part of it. I actually cut the tree down myself. It had been dead standing for a few years. Oklahoma weather is pretty rough on wood, but this seemed to turn into a pretty decent handle. I’m wondering if In the future as I progress in this craft if I should steer away from it as a handle material. just looking for a second opinion. Thanks, you guys are great! I’ve learned so much from here already as a young smith. i spend as much time reading in this site as I can spare, but there are sssooo many threads and posts I’m sure I’ve missed someone explaining the perfect way to use cedar. I apologize in advance if that’s the case and will continue to read!
  2. Hello all! I learned about this site from 'The Tigris Tinker' on Etsy. He kindly referred me here, and I'm excited to get to learning. I feel like a fish out of water at this point with the amount of learning I need to be halfway competent here, but I'm gonna give it my best and see what comes of it! I plan on reading (a lot!), being quiet and listening, along with a few hammer strikes here and there, hopefully! I haven't yet built my forge, as I'm waiting on money to come thru, but soon I'll be a real boy with my very own forge!! I'm hoping to build my own tools, because I don't have a lot of money, but have no clue where to start.. What tools do I need in order to build the tools I need.. Etc. I just figure I'll make do as it comes up. Like I heard Alec Steele say "need a tool: make a tool". Anyway, thank you for your time, and putting a site like this together so people like myself can learn!
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