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Howdy! I am still fairly new to blacksmithing and bladesmithing, it has always been something of interest and I got serious about it over the last 6 months or so. My setup is fairly simple, an Atlas forge with a 3' section of RR track I mounted to a large stump (Hello back pain getting that in my trunk) but I really enjoy this as a hobby. I am very interested in primitive styled knives, and using found materials (Antler, bone, various unknown steel and files) This has been a very informative forum and I want to stop lurking and start posting.

 

Chris from Maryland

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I like your handles! 

If you had issues getting the stump in the pickup you probably need to work on a good set of ramps to roll it up on.  There is also a trick where you use a comealong to pull a strap that is fastened to the front of the bed, goes under the middle of the stump---stump on it's side of course; then over the top of the stump and to the comealong.  Should roll the stump for you as you take upcable on the comealong.

For some strange reason blacksmithing often involves moving heavy items, often by ourselves, and there is a lot of tribal wisdom about how to do it without damaging your back!

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If there is no come-along handy,

an alternate method  is using an inclined ramp and a parbuckle set-up.

SLAG.

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T.P.,

Thanks for the , ("new to me"), terminology.

I'll store it in memory.

SLAG.

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Wow I learned that one in the 1960's when I was just in double digits; I've used it to good effect from time to time---did a farmhouse fix to my eating chair with some baling wire, titebond II and a stick for the Spanish Windlass.  My wife complained about it at the time but now uses my chair when I'm not at home!

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T.P.,

Life,  for many of us,  is a life-long learning experience.

I'm still acquiring  …,  after all these years.

Regards,

SLAG.

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Good; once you stop learning you are on the downward spiral!

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Welcome to IFI! If you haven't yet, please READ THIS FIRST!!!

I like your look. It's deliberately primitive, to be sure, but there's a sophistication of line and form nonetheless. "Primitive" doesn't have to equal "crude".

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If you have enough ratchet straps you can roll anything into the back of a pickup.

 

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NIce work.

What did you do to the 3rd knife handle, dyed or what to bone? I'm working on some similar styled knives, I haves a few deer leg bones. 

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