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I Have Never Made A Knife Before

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mg4201, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. mg4201

    mg4201 New Member

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    I hope to learn how to make knives. thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi mg,

    Welcome to the forum. What style of knives are you interested in making? There are two main approaches:
    1.) Forging where you heat the steel and hammer out the basic shape, then do a bit of grinding to finish it into its final shape and
    2.) Stock removal where you take a bar of steel and grind it to its final shape.
    (One could argue there are combinations of the two as well. )

    Stock removal is a good place to start. All you need is some steel and some basic tool like a hacksaw, vise, drill and files. This is how I started.

    There's lots of good advice here and some tutorials too.

    All the best,

    Dan
     
  3. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum, hope you spend endless hours here too *thumb up*
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Welcome to the group
     
  5. mg4201

    mg4201 New Member

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    Thank you. My first knife will be made from a file and will be made by stock removal. I have two files I got for 1.50 cad.
     

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