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Hello from Calgary

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hunterbow Smithy, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Hunterbow Smithy

    Hunterbow Smithy New Member

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    Hi to everyone,

    Glad to a part of this forum. It's nice to see that there are a lot of Canadian knifemakers both near and far who are or have experienced the joys & frustrations of acquiring the tools & skills necessary to practice this.....profession??

    I have been dabbling with both knifemaking and blacksmithing on and off for several years now. As of late, I am giving my "shop" a complete overhaul and putting the final touches on my 2x72 grinder I made and a new aspirated forge that I hope I will be able to forge weld with as my old one was too large & inefficient. Over the years I have gathered a modest amount of shop equipment and I am hoping that I will be able to meet local makers with whom I can share both experience and shop resources with.

    In terms of knives and knife-making, I have forged a number of blades and heat treated them, but have fallen short when it comes to actually finishing the blades with handles and guards. So needless to say, I have a lot of sharp objects laying about the shop but not many knives. A situation I will remedy with the completion of my shop.


    Cheers,

    Chad
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    chad be sure to post some pics of your 2x72 , always interested in grinder pics
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome, Chad. This is a good place to find encouragement for finishing those knives. I hope you'll share some pics of your shop makeover too.

    It may be a profession for some. For most of us, it's more of an obsession.
     
  4. r-ice

    r-ice New Member

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    welcome, heh i see we use the same names where ever we go, I've decided on the pheer
     
  5. Hunterbow Smithy

    Hunterbow Smithy New Member

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    Hi r-ice, I try to stay consistant on the forums so people know who they are talking to.

    Glad that you chose the Pheer, I am very anxious to see how you like it. It looks like a good grinder.
     

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