MEMBER ITEMS FOR SALE
Custom Knives | Other Knives | General Items
-------------------------------------------
New Posts | New PhotosAll Photos



Go Back   The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions > Custom Knife Discussion Boards > Knife Making Discussions > The Newbies Arena

The Newbies Arena Are you new to knife making? Here is all the help you will need.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 12-31-2019, 09:03 AM
noseoil noseoil is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 25
Howdy

Just wanted to say hello & introduce myself. I'm still new to this stuff, but took a 2 year rest when we moved from Tucson to northern New Mexico. We found a small town called Raton (means mouse or rat in Spanish), which is just 6 miles south of the Colorado line off of I-25. Much cooler here, winter & 9F this morning, so the shop will be a bit chilly today. Real estate is cheap here, so we were lucky to have found a nice older home with a 4 car garage, I have 2 bays to work in for a shop now (my wife & very understanding). I have one bay for wood & a 2nd for steel. I was a cabinet maker years ago, mostly worked in wood around construction in Tucson. Retired as a roof truss estimator after the last 20 years of work.

We retired in 2016 & I highly recommend it to everyone!

I'm just working with stock reduction now, some 5160 this time & will have to send out for heat treat. They're three blades, theme & variation, a simple Kiwaken type this time. I had to make changes as I went...

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/al...pictureid=4604

Here's a finished D2 blade, it's a stretched & expanded version of a Mule I did.

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/pi...pictureid=4607

The grinder, made from hitch receiver steel (2 1/2" & 2") & some store bought parts, works well enough

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/pi...pictureid=4608

Here's another shop project from this year. I just started welding again, after 40 years.
Reply With Quote
 

Tags
5160, art, blades, cheap, forge, grinder, heat, heat treat, home, knife, knives, made, mexico, ore, post, project, real estate, shop, simple, small, spanish, steel, store, welding, wood


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Howdy Richard Glenn The Newbies Arena 30 01-03-2012 11:13 AM
Howdy! huntforlife The Newbies Arena 22 01-09-2009 11:39 PM
Howdy BlueSkyJaunte The Outpost 2 11-19-2007 06:26 PM
Howdy Gene Chapman The Outpost 9 07-18-2004 07:19 PM
Howdy Jerry Hossom High-Performance Blades 10 06-23-2004 07:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 PM.




KNIFENETWORK.COM
Copyright © 2000
? CKK Industries, Inc. ? All Rights Reserved
Powered by ...

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The Knife Network : All Rights Reserved