Now, we all know that a nice, big axe/knife comes in handy during camping trips or in survival packs. In my case, I will be using this hefty, sharp piece of metal for camping trips. It will serve the purpose of cutting down firewood or building small shelters, and boy, will i look cool doing it!
1/8" x 3" x 3' steel or metal of choice (size, material and thickness depend on what you are looking for out of your machete)
Steel rod or dowels (to hold the handle to the steel)
jigsaw or cutting tool of choice
Grinding wheel and sharpening stone
Vice and clamps
Belt sander or disk sander
Rasp or file
Sharpening tool of some sort
Step 1: Make your design and START HACKING!
Make the outline of your blade shape on the steel, and start cuttin'! You want to make sure the steel is secured properly or it will just jump around on you and cutting will be a pain. And please wear safety glasses!