Do you love big bluegill?
keith-- you can make a forge out of just about any kind of bbq grill. you just need to add a blower to get metal to the hotter temps. a shop vac. is really to much air power. if you can find a old hand crank type; or bellows style works real good. and of course;; you need a anvil of sorts. some only weight just a few pounds and are cheep priced. others- well ;; can weigh over 200 pounds and cost more. be sure to wear some type of hearing protection!! that ringy dingy sound of a hammer;; on a anvil; can be heard for miles!!
I have a cross cut metal saw blade I started to make into a knife years ago;; I need to finish it- some day! LOL!! I used a 90 grinder;; with a sanding disk; to remove the saw teeth. shaped it a bit; as well as started the knife edge. have to keep a bucket of water handy to keep dipping it! definitely do not the metal turning blue;; its a sign of taking the temper out of the metal!!
that's a good looking knife keith!! haven't thought of using a circular saw blade
Nice job! Is that a splated maple handle? You've motivated me to finish my knife.
Thanks John, I wish he was still here I often have questions I know he could answer.