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Experimental Blade Carbon/stainless Blade.

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Just having a flick through your photobucket midnight, some nice stuff there. Interested in that gass bottle forge, you make that? Just thinking a made my own tool thread would be good, that is if you don't mind sharing your trade secrets.

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They aren't secrets , anyone can learn it !

It's just you might find its all the other makers that are hush hush.

Make your own gas forge is easy enough if you dare , Iv lost my eyebrows a few times !

First thing is work out what burner type you want (this matters for outside forging and if you want to get really hot )

After that it's a piece of posh

I like forced air burners they suit my needs better , and I think they are easier to make and control !

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Any design/recommendations for your forced air burner or will i just goggle it? If you made it yourself post any details up on "make your own tools thread". Cheers

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Iv just bodged my way through it griff . No patterns just stuff I have beaten welded and mashed together !

Usually scaffold pipe with a smaller pipe welded on for gas and a collar at the end that's inside the forge , this just stops the flame jumping off the end of the pipe . I have used hovers , hair driers and bouncy castle blowed for air and just a propane bottle for fuel .

I'm sure google will help more than I can .

There are millions and millions of forged out there , so so many .

I only ever concentrate on what it does rather than how it looks .

My first few where destroyed pretty fast .

There is loads to this topic but it's incredably simple to .

Good burner , good refractory (eBay) good hull for it all to go in , after that it's witchcraft !

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Not sure about a guard on the blade, kind of designed it so the back end of the blade would act as a guard, find they get in the way when sharpening and stop you using the full blade but still undecided. Handle position something like this.

 

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Knife makers- any suggestions on what finish i should put on the blade?

 

Could do acid dip but not a lot of carbon in sight so although i like the contrast not a lot would show. So thinking either a brushed stainless steel look (scotch bright wheel) or just a high gloss (cloth wheel & buffing compound).

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Polish the hell out of it then brief etchin acid then equil time in alkaline to show colour . Job done

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Yep think that sounds like a good plan. What acid do you use midnight? Last one i just used sulfuric battery acid because that is what i had but that soaked for 8-9hrs to get the effect.

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Ferocious chloride griff.

I get it in granules of eBay it's dead cheap and warm it works fast but not harmful to you really , the mix bicarbonate of soda in water and Neutralise with that .

The stainless will stay brilliant white if it's polished well , the carbon black and there should be a line between the two where carbon has migrated .

I think it's ging to look superb !

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That's a bag ordered. Away for a long weekend so hopefully i will have it by the time i get back and get the blade finished the following weekend.

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Very good thread this, and a great blade

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Some great knifemakers on this site. Good info from Midnight.

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Cheers Gin, just an amateur myself compared to others on here but my idea seems to have struck a cord of interest. Midnight knows his stuff when it comes to knives and has been a great help sharing info, top bloke! :thumbs:

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