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Hi Everyone !

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greenhorn, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. greenhorn

    greenhorn New Member

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    darn Forged in Fire show peaked my interest, so here I am and on to build my first forge. Any and all suggestions will be welcome, I plan to use an old 20lbs. propane tank for the build.
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to Canadian Knifemaker, greenhorn.

    Building your first forge isn't as difficult as you might expect. Using it to make decent knives, on the other hand, is a bit more of a challenge. But no worries. There are lots of experienced folks here who can help you out along the way.
     
  3. greenhorn

    greenhorn New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome Mythtaken !, hopefully i am up for the challange
     
  4. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I am sure that you will find a good bit of help and info around here.
     
  5. greenhorn

    greenhorn New Member

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    Thanks SDMay !
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hi greenhorn!

    Welcome. If you are using 20lb tanks I assume you are using LPG. LOL
    I would recommend you get your hands on a copy of Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces & Kilns by Michael Porter. Great foundation kind of book for making burners and forges. If you are having troubles locating it, let me know.

    Dan
     
  7. greenhorn

    greenhorn New Member

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    Hi Dan, thank you!, yes LPG is the fuel of choice for me at the moment. I located the book you recommended, looks very good, not sure I am that committed quite yet , I would rather put the money towards tools that I will require for now. I am sure that at some point I may regret it and buy it anyways, LOL. I hope to get help on here at least enough to get started and make a knife i can be proud of.
    Thanks again Dan!
     

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