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G'day From The Valley

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brian Scott, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Brian Scott

    Brian Scott New Member

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    Ottawa actually. Technically still in the valley but not out in the country valley.
    Anyways, Hi!! Brian here and have decided to get back into knives but not the forging part. Stock removal and add scales, bolsters, etc. might do the forging thing in the future but no real plans per se.
    I live in row housing condos so neighbours might have something to say about the noise of a gas forge, large tank and banging on an anvil.
     
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  2. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    Welcome Brian, you say back into knife making, well you'll probably be able to answer more questions than you'll need to ask. Lots of knowledgeable, helpful people here and lots of newbies (like myself), so feel free to jump in, advice, questions and pictures of knives are always welcome!
     
  3. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    welcome Brian......
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to CKM, Brian. It's nice to meet someone from Ottawa who loves working with cold steel rather than hot air.

    How long have you been making knives?
     
  5. Brian Scott

    Brian Scott New Member

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    I was making knoves for a couple of years and mostly from rr spikes. Biggest issue for me was living in a condo row house. Everything had to be set up and then taken down and put away every time. That eventually petered out and I sold the forge, blower, anvil snd post vice. Recently reacquired a post vice. To me, the best type of vice out there. Designed and made to be pounded on. Still might reacquire an anvil. Always found it useful for many pounding things.
     
  6. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    It's hard when you don't have the idea setup, but knife makers are nothing if not inventive. You can make some great knives in a basement or on your kitchen table.
     

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