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Hello From Rocky Mountain House Alberta

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Camil, Jan 23, 2017.

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  1. Camil

    Camil New Member

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    I am totaly new to knife making and pretty well don't know anything about it, all I know is that I feel a drive and passion to do it. I haven't made any knives yet, still in the process of making some of the tools I need. I made a forge out of a very large concreat block that had an 8" hole through it, drilled a hole through the top for a propain burner I peaced together. It is very crude but it heats the meterial so it will do for now.
     
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    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Welcome . Once you start you'll be hooked.
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the forum
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome, Camil. You're starting out like most of us -- plenty of desire and very little knowledge. Luckily, you've come to a good place to get that knowledge. Join the conversations, ask questions, and you'll be well on your way.
     
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    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hi and Welcome....just gonna give you fair warning ... concrete likes to explode when heated. Even if its just a tiny piece that flies off it can do so violently. Soft white firebricks are a good starting place for a forge and they also have the benefit of being modular.....as well as not shooting chunks of cement and aggregate at you! Wear PPE!
     
  7. Camil

    Camil New Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I do have fire bricks on the bottom where the flame is blowing. The concreat is only temporary as well just untill I can finish the forge I am building out of an old propain tank.
     
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    Camil New Member

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    Spent the day building a safer forge with fire brick, at least I shouldn't have to worry about it exploding. Also whiped up a quick pair of tongs, first thing I have ever forged.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Sorry, pics not showing up.
    We'd love to see what you did.

    Dan
     
  10. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Welcome to the party. Lot's of good folks around here.
     
  11. Camil

    Camil New Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hoping I have it figured out how to post pics, not to great with technology lol.
    Still have work to do on the forge and tongs.
     
  12. Camil

    Camil New Member

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    Guess I didn't figure it out. I have tried three diferent photo sharing sites and none have worked.
     
  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    have you tried http://imgur.com/
    you need to select the link with IMG in the address
     
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    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hi Camil,

    Looks good. If you have another brick or two to block off the back end you 'll get better heat and save on propane.

    Dan
     
  16. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    Hi Camil welcome to the forum. Edmonton Alberta here if ever in the area feel free to stop by for a coffee and some knife talk :)
    StaySharp
    Jason
     

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