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TBarnes

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  1. Even more great info! Thanks Geoff!! I tried to get a picture of my first fail, but doesn't seem to be working. Either way, I have a lot more learning and trial n errors ahead of me lol
  2. Awesome! Thanks for all the help, and patience I'm sure lol! I'm going into this as a hobby not anything super serious, at first, so I'd like to repurpose some items just for the uniqueness. I've seen knives made from railroad spikes, files, horseshoes, etc that people had laying around and thought they were neat.
  3. It's free to me is the only reason I am going to use it starting off. I'm not worried about the knife holding an edge, or hardness right now, just trying to get the fundamentals of moving metal around into a knife. I have an old tire iron I was going to use as practice also, maybe that's a bad idea too? What would I look for at a Lowes for a knife metal?
  4. So it is galvanized? https://usstubular.com/standard-and-line-steel-pipe/a106-seamless-carbon-steel-pipe What I found and why I'm asking. This is all new to me, aside from some light Googling and YouTubing
  5. Ok, just found out that it's Carbon Steel ( A106 Grade B ) schedule 160. Anything I should know about it other than that or any tips/advice on how to work it? 0.30% Carbon content (good/bad?) I have plenty of patience, lol. My outside hobbies are my only 'me time' with two kids and a wife Thank you for the reply!
  6. I'm just starting off, and I mean literally as in this evening I will start my first knife. Depending on the answer to this question though, lol. I have a small pipe to use but I'm not exactly sure what it is or if it's even useable for a knife. It's stamped "3/8 S160 A1068 S W 21397". Now the A1068 could be 6B or 88 it's kinda hard to make out and the W after the S is really compressed so it may be just a shape that to me looks like a W. What metal is it and is it okay to use to make a knife? I have access to a plentiful supply of it, so hopefully it is lol And before I get possibl
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