Hi everyone, my name is Jeff and I'm trying my hand at making knives. I have always liked making things but have stuck to woodworking. I enjoy hunting, fishing and I have always loved knives. I have quite a few, although none of them are of spectacular quality. My wife had a very abused Buck Omni Hunter (she worked for the soil survey and basically used as a trowel), I set about refurbishing it. Sanded it down and decided to put a wood handle on it. Doing that got me looking at how I could make my own knives and I discovered stock removal. I am currently working on my first two knives, with the intention of making them gifts for my two brothers who are getting married. I am making them out of O1 using an angle grinder, hand held belt sander, filing jig and coffee can forge I made. One is just about ready to have the handle put on. Have been lurking around here and a couple of the other forums for awhile learning methods of how to do things. This forum seems like a very positive place and I look forward to talking to you guys. Hopefully I'll have my first knife done soon, started in May and it seems like it has been slow going. Also interested in making "custom" hatchets by taking old no name axe heads I find without handle and reworking and rehandling them.