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Knife Making Resources: Forges

Portable Forge

Pix of a portable forge project. It's about the right size for knives and other smaller things. The maker says he has had problems developing enough heat until he installed the blower you can see in one of the setups. Seems like a blower from the get-go would be a requirement to make Damascus billets.

Custer Portable Forge

Not much detail is available, but here is the forge that Custer uses when making Damascus billets. They mention that they have two forges because this one is contaminated with flux used in the Damascus process. Note the substantial burner situation with a 3 burner manifold. It takes a lot of heat to weld Damascus!

Jesus Hernandez

Great site and beautiful work, here are some pix of his equipment:

Portable forge that uses a T-Rex Burner: very potent! The second picture is Hernandez portable knife shop with yet another forge and a hydraulic press. Note the large propane tank. Beats constantly refilling BBQ tanks!

Kelsey Creek Knifeworks

Knife forge on the left and heat treating kiln on the right...

Fischer Custom Knifeworks

Fluxing a billet. Note the 2 burner forge...

 

Miscellaneous

Interesting little two burner forge...

Knife Making Resources: Grinders

Forges

Grinders

Micarta

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