The "dirt cheap" (literally) guide to forging a knife
This tutorial will introduce you to the following concepts:
- Making your own charcoal
- Selecting the proper steel
- Constructing a forge from dirt and other found materials
- The process of forging
- Stock removal techniques
- The theory behind heat treating
- General bladesmithing on the cheap.
All materials required to build your own forge, anvil, and grinder can either be found or purchased on the cheap for around $100 total.
Mounting an anvil - a guide for aspiring blacksmiths
Finally decided to retire my shitty pine stump anvil stand after a buddy of mine cut up some beefy black oak and gave me a couple large rounds. Here's how I squared everything up and mounted my anvil.
Hand crafting a spooky sharp stock removal knife
Step by step tutorial on my crafting of a stock-removal spooky sharp knife.
You'll still need a forge for heat treatment, but no anvil is required for this build. This tutorial examines grinding techniques and methods of keeping costs down to an absolute minimum.
Tempering: a necessary step with a fun visual twist
Who knew playing with a blowtorch and a toaster oven could be so fun?
Custom glow-in-the-dark knife pins
Just a sneak peek at the making of glow-in-the-dark pin stock and methods used to create mosaic pins as well.