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Starting fresh on blade making and blacksmithing (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by AKNIVES, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. AKNIVES

    AKNIVES

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    I briefly got into knife making a few years back and made this knife. The handle is was made out of a pair of black pants and a old car-hart jacket. I did the tempering with a DIY stove pipe forge and after the first one I got caught up in other projects and my old stove pipe forge was thrown out. The last few weeks I have created a new and improved forge and have already started my second blade.
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  2. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    What kind of insulation is that?
     
  3. Ghostman3

    Ghostman3

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    Jan 12, 2016
    Did you just laminate the blue jean and carhartt with epoxy or fiberglass or what?
     
  4. AKNIVES

    AKNIVES

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    Jan 13, 2014
    its Rock wool Insulation from Menards, its can handle about 2200* temps, not as good as Koawool but its 15$ for a whole batt which is enough to make to 3 to 4 forges..

    It was good old fashion fiberglass Resin like Bondo/3m brand you find at the auto-store or Amazon.com
     

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