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Old 04-15-2017, 02:42 PM
Gabriel G Gabriel G is offline
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Introducing myself

Newb alert!
Ive been around and had a passion for knives as long as I can remember. In times past ive made handles for mora blades but actually crafting a knife was beyond my skillset. Well around Christmas I made a few deals and got a small 1x30 sander, drill press, and bits to cobble a forge together. The results have been progressively better. Youtube channels like walter sorrells and chandler dickenson have helped alot.
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:16 PM
dtec1 dtec1 is offline
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Welcome! seems you caught the bug...if you need help with specific topic (like heat treating) just ask I am sure a bunch of us would try to help. Other than that I would sugest learn to Heat treat steel like 1084 or some other simple carbon steel that you can do in a forge. In that process there will be ups and downs and get ready to break some knives (on purpose) to see what it tells you....with out A good heat treat its just a knife shaped object....again welcome this is a very fun hobby
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:42 PM
Gabriel G Gabriel G is offline
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How do i post images
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Old 04-15-2017, 04:04 PM
Gabriel G Gabriel G is offline
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Trying this out. Let me know if link works for you

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Old 04-15-2017, 04:41 PM
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You'll be able to post pictures after you have participated here for a while longer ...


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Old 04-15-2017, 04:54 PM
Gabriel G Gabriel G is offline
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Thank you sir.
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:13 AM
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Gab, you might want to checkout the NC Knifemakers' Guild sub-forum here on KNF. Might be some of their members close to you that can help you out with the learning curve. Hands on beats U-tube any day.

Also if you are really getting into this, google Trackrock Hammer-in, Blairsville, GA. I put on a hammer-in twice a year at the Campground and you are welcome to come. Great learning environment. Next one will be end of Sept. I will be posting dates and particulars later this summer.

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Old 04-17-2017, 09:32 AM
Lee Barnhill Lee Barnhill is offline
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Welcome! This forum will help you a lot! Good people. Lee

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