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#1 air gun ant

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:56 pm

First knife, used an old b7 stud I found lying around, I'm not sure what steel it is but I know they are decent carbon steel. Think it was about 1 1/2" so as you can imagine it's a lot of metal to move! lol I've got Popeyes right arm now!
But after some blood, sweat and tears I've ended up with this, quenched in oil and tempered, it's holding a good edge.
Brass pins and reclaimed teak for the handle. I'm pretty pleased and have learnt lessons for the next one.
Cheers ant

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:02 pm

Anyone for table tennis, lol.only kidding looks like a handy Skinner. What sort of forge you using ant? Atb Joe

#3 air gun ant

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:11 pm

Home made coal forge mate. Had to throttle the air right down tho as I kept burning my steel lol
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#4 W. Katchum

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:13 pm

Well done mate. Show us ye forge an that. I'm a bit jealous here but I won't show it haha

#5 air gun ant

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:19 pm

Ha ha I'll take pic tomorrow but I'll warn you now, it looks like a pile of scrap, because that's what it's made of lol

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:39 pm

Best be real pal cause I'm up in October and meeting with Zeus Polecat and your good self. Best pie hunt as well. Jok.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:42 am

Nice one ant. Very satisfying turning a piece of scrap into something useful. Keep em coming. :thumbs:



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:10 pm

Ha ha I'll take pic tomorrow but I'll warn you now, it looks like a pile of scrap, because that's what it's made of lol

if it works who cares what it looks like,

#9 air gun ant

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:02 pm

Here you go, not exactly a masterpiece but it cost me nowt and does the job. It's tacked on to the gas bottle just to get me going, it will evolve as I do lol

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:05 pm

Started with these tonight

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:06 pm

Got this far and decided to concentrate on the file

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:09 pm

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:12 pm

Not sure I like the shape but it is what is lol hardened, tempered and handled in an evening (spent days on the first one lol)

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:47 am

Spot on that ant, that's all that is needed. You will have good fun with it. Nice to see various pieces progressing. :thumbs:



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:15 am

How are you hardening your steel ant?




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