couple forging projects....

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  1. forginhill

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    I've been needing a new adze, so I decided to forge a quick one out of an old ball pein hammer....

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    That's really nice to have that skill.
     
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    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    Nice! I like that, looks good forginhil.
     
  4. forginhill

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    I'm a scavenger at heart and I love wandering along the highway and picking up pieces of steel and whatnot that I think will be useful. I've been wanting to make a blade from an old tool handle just to see how it would perform. I found a broken plier handle and decided to try that...It passed the spark test, so I know it has decent carbon...

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    nice work - do you use a power hammer or an armstrong model? ;)
    box end wrenches also make decent knives - or even kindling/throwing hatchets.
     
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    I like the looks of that wee knife. Looking forward to seeing it done.
     
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    Thanks!

    @1066vik....no power tools used... ;)

    Both tools are for carving....knife is three inches long....
     
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    Little bit of filing to clean up profiles and create edge bevels...

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  9. Jim L.

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    I had a thought (dangerous). If the tang were a bit different, that would be a nice friction folder blade.
     
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    What were ya thinkin' for a HT?
     
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    @Jim L. friction folder blade would be nice. Haven't ever done one, but I've wanted to....For heat treat I'm thinking a clay coat and then an interrupted water quench...kinda hybrid Japanese style...
     
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    "Interrupted water quench". Is that where the steel is quickly and repeatedly dipped in the tank @forginhill?
     
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    @Jim L....something like that. I do a fairly quick dip in water and then into warm oil....trying to get the benefit of the hard water quench without cracking the steel.
     
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    All clayed up and ready for the quench....

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    Heat treat was successful....fitting handles....

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    nice work
     
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    Made a quick one.....yer killin me lol...looking good man!
     
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    Finished things up, carved a spoon.....and surprisingly the tools did what they were supposed to.... :)

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    Perfect!
     
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    That's a TON of work to move metal on a ballpien like that if it was an old hammer. All of the old ones that I have messed with were super resistant to forging even when very hot.
     
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    With the ball peins you settle in for some serious hammering....like you said @556mp....a heavy cross pein really helps, but the heavier the hammer, the less control. It's always tricky avoiding any blows to the eye section....This tool has been earning its keep....
     

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