Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:36 AM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:17 AM
I don't know your background but I would also say visit a couple of knifemakers who use different methods to make their blades. Every time I visit a maker I learn something. Attend some shows. Decide what methods interest you and suit your abilities. Invest slowly from there. Never stop trying to learn more. Good luck.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 03:07 PM
coal forge from a 10 gallon galvanized tub and a piece of iron pipe?! How cool is that?
the 2 hour knifemaking DVD is pretty impressive looking and I've heard good things, so I just ordered it.
The site is definitely worth a thorough read.
And don't forget the library of info that's available here and on the main site, www.dfoggknives.com
"There was never a good knife made from bad steel"
A quiet person will perish ~ Basotho Proverb
Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:53 AM
Go to anvilfire.com and read everything they have to offer.
Read EVERYTHING on this site.
Check out Ron Reil's site if you're interested in making your own forge/ understanding burner mechanics.
Lastly, try E-Bay if you want to get basic tools for cheap. There's a seller online, by the name of Scharabo, I think, who has a store through ebay called "Poor Boy Tools".
His stuff isn't the best quality, but it's also not bad at all. Very suitable for a beginner. And I found the seller to be very honest, helpful, and easy to get hold of.
Even though I haven't bought anything from him for a while, I still occasionally email him if I have questions.
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