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On 09/06/2020 at 10:40, socks said:

Very nice. Are you forging them ? If so what steel are you using. 

Forging next, I was locked down in a friends house with a lidl grinder and a few hand tools when I made those. Did the bevels etc. with handfiles and sweat ; )

I planning to make some kitchen knives, wrapped in wrought iron that my grandad would have made

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This batch has been snapped up by friends and family and easing lockdown has ruined my knifemaking. Just gauging what shapes and styles people like. I need to improve everything on finish before I'd be happy selling.

Second wave should see me produce next batch.


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I got a 72"x2" belt grinder for knifemaking, but I'm finding it hard to get my bevel lines straight. 

I've resorted to hand filing now on a homemade jig, which give me excellent grind lines, but as you say, sweaty work.

The forge scale is hard to get off the bevels too.

Massive learning curve knifemaking

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