Category Archives: Tutorials

Rick’s Anvil Deserves a Dunce Cap

Leather Dunce Cap by Rick Marchand from Wildertools

Rick has had this video on his YouTube channel for awhile and I thought it would be nice to share it with all you home based knife making hobbyists. Although most love to hear that hammer rhythmically working away, sometimes the neighbours or your sleepy loved ones will not be as impressed. Here’s how you […]

3 Minute Knife Forging

3 Minute Knife Forging by Rick Marchand from Wildertools

Having fun with a Go-Pro. Here’s a 3 minute real-time video of me forging out a simple knife shape. The steel is 5/32″ x 1″ x 6″, 52100 bar. I cut it from the bar on a 45 deg angle to make forging the tip go a bit quicker. I hammered out 8 of these […]

Quenching: the vapour jacket

Quenching: What's a vapour jacket?

Why do blade smiths agitate a piece during quenching? This video demonstrates quenching without agitation to disperse the vapour jacket. NOTE: I make a few unclear(not entirely accurate) remarks during the video. Hopefully the annotations clear it up. This video was unscripted and totally impromptu. Let me know if I screwed up anywhere else. Thanks […]

Dust Evacuation System for a Belt Grinder

Dust Evacuation System

Having recently completed my “temporary” shop I was finally getting back into the swing of things but ran into a roadblock. My new grinding station sucked or rather, didn’t “suck”. The dust was excessive … worse than ever before. I had to do something so looked into dust collection. The cyclone-type set ups seemed decent […]

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