Tag Archives: smithing

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 […]

Rick learns a thing or two or three…

Time to start moving in

Little did Rick know when he started this project that he would be taking steps to becoming a builder, contractor, window installer, carpenter, drywall installer…and the lists goes on. Check out these photos to see some of his latest endeavours. He’s even tried his hand at a little blacksmithing. Did you notice the accessible door […]

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 […]

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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