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Knife making


#1

was Rio Grande Grows Into the Future

BTW, I started pursuing something a feel the same passion for as I
did when I started jewelry. I am making knives.

How is the knife making going Teddy? That is something that I’ve
never done but always been interested in. It seems like there is as
much to know about making the handles as the blades.

Mark


#2

Mark, there is a lot to be learned from making knives. Properties of
different types of steel, correct design, and the individual choice
of components. A lot of tools used for jewelry are also transferable
to knives.

However, it does take time to get your name out there in order to
make a living making knives. just like jewelry. …Teddy


#3
However, it does take time to get your name out there in order to
make a living making knives. just like jewelry...

Exactly right Teddy.

A reputation does come eventually, but it takes time and effort.

If anyone wants to start making knives (without investing heavily),
get these two books :-


If you can’t make a decent knife after reading these books, then
knife making isn’t for you :wink:

Regards Charles A.


#4

Hi I would recommend “The Fifty Dollar Knife Shop” to anyone
interested in making knives. My husband has been making them for
years and has 3 copies of the book. Lots of nifty hints, useful for
jewelry also.

Sheri


#5

I have also become passionate about knives after 27 years of making
jewelry. I’ve made about 6 and and feel like im just getting warmed
up. I’ve learned alot just by goggling. I started with an old
jewelers file and a bench grinder. Start grinding and keep it cool,
were the only instructions i got, of course after that i knew what
questions to ask. If you would like any advice or info i can offer
please e-mail me.


#6
I have also become passionate about knives after 27 years of
making jewelry. I've made about 6 and and feel like im just getting
warmed up. I've learned alot just by goggling. I started with an
old jewelers file and a bench grinder. Start grinding and keep it
cool, were the only instructions i got, of course after that i knew
what questions to ask. If you would like any advice or info i can
offer please e-mail me. 

Do you know Jim Hrisoulas? He’s shared so much, and he’s a really
nice guy.

He runs a forum on Yahoo!, I help moderate the list. It’s a bit
quiet at the moment, but the files are good, and if you have a
question there’s always an answer :wink:

Regards Charles A.


#7

Hi Patrick not sure where you live, but we have a wonderful fine
craft center in Brookfield Ct. They have a building devoted to
forges and blacksmithing. They offer several classes in knife and
blade making. These guys are masters!! Hugs from sunny Ct.


#8
bench grinder. Start grinding and keep it cool, 

I’m not a knife making expert, though I’ve made a few. I’ll just
point out that the machine of choice for making blades is a belt
sander. Cooler, wider, faster, better.


#9
Do you know Jim Hrisoulas? He's shared so much, and he's a really
nice guy. 

Jim is a very good guy and he’s a fount of wisdom on all things
blade related.


#10
bench grinder. Start grinding and keep it cool, I'm not a knife
making expert, though I've made a few. I'll just point out that the
machine of choice for making blades is a belt sander. Cooler,
wider, faster, better. 

There are so many tools to choose from, you can make a knife many
many ways.

Depending on the job, I either use a belt, a bench grinder, a baby
angle grinder, a large angle grinder, a forge. Some people I know use
EDM, and some use milling machines (I don;t use these because I
simply don’t have the space).

The trick is heat control if you harden and temper the metal before
grinding, or just heat treat after shaping and finishing the blade.

Regards Charles A.


#11

Really, it’s a special kind of belt sander called a square wheel
grinder.

Jerry in Kodiak


#12
Really, it's a special kind of belt sander called a square wheel
grinder. 

One of my friends on the custom knives list is an agent for a few
products.

I use this one a bit :-

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7zxg

It’s a good tool and wont break the bank.

Regards Charles A.