I was wondering, what is he "cleanest" way of making knives.
I have a small woodworking shop, that I dont want to cover in soot and grinding dust.
But I want to make a few knives a year for testing and gifts.
My thinking was:
Buy bar stock and cut it out myself.
Or have it waterjeted by a third party.
Grind in a separate room.
Then heat treat in ovn (even heat or something other)
Im not sure, but I believe a small propane forge would create to much moisture and soot?
The woodshop is 12,5ft x 18,5ft or 230 sq ft, with a smal "storage" area of 70sq ft where I can grind.
If you have other ideas, please share!