This is an area for photos. They don't have to be knife related, just images that you created that you want to share. I have had great fun with my digital camera and find it is a way to open the creative vein. Keep the images no larger than 640x480 and around 50k.
This forum is to provide a place for members to offer their knives for sale. No dealer or commercial postings, but if you have a knife that you made and would like to offer it for sale please feel free to post.
Learning about forging as I go... maybe it's the pandemic but I have had an urge to do something creative with my hands (insert jokes here) so I built a forge burner from a Youtube video (SUPER SIMPLE PROPANE FORGE BURNER! - ELEMENTALMAKER) and parts from Home Depot. Before I did any investigating I built the forge body from fire bricks ($2 a piece) and slotted angle iron... After investigating other forge designs I found that I would have better performance if the mouth of the burner was inserted flush with the brick so I bought a ceramic fire brick to carve out the hole for the burner as this was impossible for me to do with traditional firebrick because it is so hard and would crack... Then I found a local tool seller that has a selection of anvils. I am starting a forge on a budget to see if this is a hobby I would enjoy and am willing to invest in so I bought a broken anvil for $475 (sweet 225 pounder). My son helped me move a nearby cut down tree stump that I levelled, I borrowed a hammer and vise from my dad and bought a blacksmith hammer from the anvil guy Ted.
I remembered I found a railroad spike two summers ago at my sons camp and picked it up thinking it's a cool souvenir... It turned out to be my first forging project.
Kid when I saw your post on Rob's post of ......... possibly a hobbit sword. My whole day lit up. I haven't seen anything from you in a coon's age!
I thought you may have passed over the great divide, I haven't seen anything from you in long time.
Glad to hear you are still "kickin"!!! Please don't take this the wrong way. I remember talking to you on the phone and it was like talking to an old friend!