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Kammunition
11-16-2013, 9:50 PM
This ones my biggest yet a bowie! I forged out of 4 chainsaw chains, 6 inch stick of 1930s bar steel, and a rail road spike 3 types of carbon and 2 alloys all into one it's a 86 fold or maybe 90 kinda lost count maybe when I chem it I would be able to tell. this is a process thread I will post pictures of my progress, this is the start.http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t109/breebree19_01/image-26.jpg (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/breebree19_01/media/image-26.jpg.html)http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t109/breebree19_01/image-24.jpg (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/breebree19_01/media/image-24.jpg.html)http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t109/breebree19_01/image-25.jpg (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/breebree19_01/media/image-25.jpg.html)[URL=http://s158.photobucket.com/user/breebree19_01/media/image-23.jpg.html][IMG]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t109/breebree19_01/image-23.jpg (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/breebree19_01/media/image-25.jpg.html)

Moving Chicane
11-18-2013, 9:32 AM
Cool - I dig these "behind the scene" crafting threads. Keep the updatres and pictures coming!

Rampage.Maupin
11-18-2013, 9:45 PM
This ones my biggest yet a bowie! I forged out of 4 chainsaw chains, 6 inch stick of 1930s bar steel, and a rail road spike 3 types of carbon and 2 alloys all into one it's a 86 fold or maybe 90 kinda lost count

Well jeez, it's easy to have that many folds when you start with 86-90 different materials...:D

That will be a big ole' blade. I am looking forward to your progress.

Kammunition
11-21-2013, 5:17 PM
More pics coming soon. haven't had the time to take pics or add to the project

Kammunition
11-21-2013, 7:28 PM
new pics hollow grind rough but will clean it up later

Rampage.Maupin
11-24-2013, 10:20 PM
new pics hollow grind rough but will clean it up later

What kind of grinder are you using?

dc2allday
11-24-2013, 10:27 PM
I wish I had the skills to do things like this, unfortunately if it's metal I crash it, break it, drill a hole in it, mig weld it, beat it with a mini sledge or drink a beer from it.

Kammunition
11-27-2013, 1:08 AM
Guess rampage, it's not a belt sander that's for shure those are for squares!

Rampage.Maupin
11-27-2013, 10:54 PM
You're not using a bench grinder are you?! Say it isn't so!

M1NM
11-27-2013, 11:03 PM
Good job. I've got a forge - looks like a shallow wheel barrel.and a hand crank blower. Planning on collecting some coal and giving it a try when I retire in about a year. I'll probably use CRS steel to work with. C hevy R ear S pring

Blademan21
11-28-2013, 9:03 AM
Good job. I've got a forge - looks like a shallow wheel barrel.and a hand crank blower. Planning on collecting some coal and giving it a try when I retire in about a year. I'll probably use CRS steel to work with. C hevy R ear S pring



I think old Rudy Ruana liked Studebaker springs for his early knives. Your CRS steel should work well.

Kammunition
12-01-2013, 11:34 PM
M1NM if you find coal in Cali let me know 10 years ago there was a wood mill in Hesperia were I use to buy it but it's bin closed for a long time I had to turn to propane for my smelter and forge! I have never made knives the same sense, sure propanes cleaner but using the coke and coal smelted a lot nicer and was cheaper :(

Kammunition
12-01-2013, 11:41 PM
A wheel stone manual grind and ceramic stone! I have no progress yet but I'm on to the handle I'm using micarta, brass, carbon fiber and leather washer. It's going to be a combination of hi tech and old school Materials.

Kammunition
12-01-2013, 11:55 PM
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