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Jordan from Toronto, Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jordan, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan New Member

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    Hello Listers,
    Just started on my own journey down this scale-ridden road and loving it. Made a straight razor for my best mate, last Autumn, and finally had the chance to visit him and hand it to him. Now, I'm getting quite fed up with charcoal and a hair dryer and am looking at buying/making a propane forge, but may just break down and buy a new or used forge for simplicity's sake.

    Q1: Are there any makers, who are close to Toronto? Just wanted a second opinion on some things, like forges!, workshop machinery and that kind of thing.

    Q2: Can I upload images from my local computer to attach to a post, or does it have to be hosted at a URL?
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to Canadian Knifemaker, Jordan. I hope you took pictures of that straight razor. I'd love to see it. And sorry no, we don't directly host images, so you'll have to post them somewhere else and provide the link.

    We do have a number of members in Ontario. I'm sure some will chime in shortly.
     
  3. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    Welcome Jordan,

    I'm fairly new to knife making and forging as well and I live it Toronto, near Regent Park/Corktown. I've made about 6 knives so far and have many in the process of being made. Shoot me any questions you have, no guarantee I have the answer but I'll happily share any and all info I have.

    Cheers
    Joel
     
  4. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. We have a great group of guys here of all skill levels, who are more than willing to share their knowledge. It's a small forum so far but a grat community. I am relatively new to forging myself as I started with stock removal, but maybe if our hot steel expert FORGE stops by he may have some tips for you. He has several forges, an amazing press and rolling mill, and also makes some damn fine Damascus. When I have questions about hot steel, he's the one I try to ask.
     
  5. jeff

    jeff New Member

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    hey jordan jeff here I'm about an hour and a half west of you in woodstock i will try and help you out with your questions as for making a forge type in indian george he has an excellent layout for a propane forge
     
  6. Bushdriver

    Bushdriver New Member

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    Hello Jordan! I'm new on here as well, how did you find making the razor? That's one of the first projects I'd like to try once I get some steel ordered
     
  7. Jordan

    Jordan New Member

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    Hello Joel, I'm near Greenwood, not far at all. I'd love to have a chat or visit and talk blades. Mail me at jordantamlists at gmail
     
  8. Jordan

    Jordan New Member

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    Hello Bushdriver, I've been hoping to split the shipping costs with some people for an order from New Jersey. So, I simply went to the pawn shop and bought a couple of rusty Nicholson 8" files... that is waht I used to forge the razor. Hamon got messed up, but is still barely visible after honing and polishing. Lemon juice etching helps bring out the lines.
     
  9. r-ice

    r-ice New Member

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    I think there are a few of us in toronto.
     
  10. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    Hey Jordan,
    I just saw your reply this morning, I'll shoot you an email this week. I haven't had much shop time lately because I have a 3 year old and a 7 week old so my home life has been pretty busy.

    Cheers
    Joel
     
  11. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Hi Jordan.
    The first forge I picked up is a little pro forge. Got it out of a guys garage along with and anvil, bunch hammers tongs and mild steel. Does a decent job, but welding in it is a bit tricky. I have a little coal forge as well. There are a lot of good pre built forges out there. But if you have the time and access to the material you can make one to suit your needs. And a group order from the baron sounds like a good idea, nice way to share that heavy shipping cost.
     

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