Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - steel - forge Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:33:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Japanese Style Blade Forging
Japanese Style Blade Forging - More DIY How To Projects]]> Xexos So, before we start, I'd like to try and answer a quick question that a lot of people have: Why is forging better than stock removal?For those of you that don't know, stock removal is a way of creating a knife that involves removing material from a piece of steel until a knife shape is revealed. For...
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:27:29 PDT
Blacksmithing a Railroad Spike Adze / Garden Tool
Blacksmithing a Railroad Spike Adze / Garden Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> CJStephens In this instructable I'm going to show you how to blacksmith a hand adze / garden tool from a rail road spike! After a long year of not publishing anything I've finally gotten around to writing one. I originally made this for carving wooden bowls and I started selling them at craft shows. And I ende...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 13:54:19 PDT
Mastering the "J" Hook
Mastering the "J" Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> AshleyB23 The "J" hook got its name for an obvious reason, (shaped like the letter J) you can also make a "S" hook following the same methods and repeating on the opposite side of the iron. "J" hooks can be used to hold tools, flower baskets -or really anything you need a hook for. You will need a drill that ...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:00:36 PDT
How to Make a Bowie Knife
How to Make a Bowie Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> Salamander workshop This video is about the process of making a bowie knife. Also thew music I got from NCS.If you enjoyed this video be sure to check out my channel and subscribe!
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:22:21 PDT
Make a knife from high-carbon steel
Make a knife from high-carbon steel - More DIY How To Projects]]> kai.h Here's a quick guide on how I made a knife from 1084 high-carbon steel.You can use a huge range of different materials for a knife - I've gone with 1084 because it's easy to work with and relatively forgiving when heat treating it.Heat treating a blade is the most important step when making a knife....
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:57:20 PST
Simple survival knife.
Simple survival knife. - More DIY How To Projects]]> EnJoneer The following is a simple tutorial of how to make a survival knife. Unfortunately I do not currently have the necessities needed to heat-treat this blade but I may update the instructable at a later date with instructions on how to do so.I have recently posted a more in-depth instructable of how to ...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:43:28 PDT
One heat tong blank
One heat tong blank - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechnicusJoe In this instructible I would like to demonstrate how to forge a blank for one half of a pair of tongs in one forging heat. This means, heating it up just once to forge the blank, which can be forged into the desired type of tongs one needsThe goal is to learn and see how to forge tongs efficiently, ...
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:09:53 PDT
Forged Mason Jar Handle
Forged Mason Jar Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> CJStephens The mason jar is one of my favorite glasses to drink out of. So one day when drinking out of my jar I decided I needed a handle! So we could call this the upgrade to the hillbilly drinking glass. This is how I forged my mason jar handle I hope every one likes it. Caleb Stephens Tools and Material...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:45:01 PDT
How to Forge a Khopesh
How to Forge a Khopesh - More DIY How To Projects]]> sir_ghattas Hello everyone! I have just finished one of my coolest projects so far (in my opinion). So my cousin being a blacksmith and me a carpenter, we often like to get together and combine our talents. This means, of course, SWORDS. And, me being of Egyptian decent, I decided to make one of the sexiest, an...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:55:00 PDT
Dirt Cheap Forge
Dirt Cheap Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> sixsmith If you read my Instructable about making charcoal, then you know that I am on the path of making a froe, for free. The forge is the heart, which I guess would make the anvil the lungs. . . or would it be the other way around? Either way, the forge is important so I set out to build a dirt cheap forg...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:21:51 PDT
Scrap Metal Coal Forge
Scrap Metal Coal Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheSkreepyTinker Thanks for checking out my first Instructable!I had made a forge/smelter recently, but it wasn't terribly easy to only heat up a specific part of the piece I was working on due to it being really tall. Look for that Instructable soon.I had tried using a metal fire pit as my forge, but didn't want t...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:37:39 PST
Brake Drum Forge
Brake Drum Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> Straklin My brother (Bigdaddycole) and I have been talking about building a forge for some time. We finally found some time over the last few weekends and put this together. We used a lot of stuff we had in house, so it was a cheap build. Please comment if you have suggestions or improvements. We have also e...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:44:50 PST
Forge / Furnace Propane Jet Burner
Forge / Furnace Propane Jet Burner - More DIY How To Projects]]> n1cod3mus Building a Propane burner for a forge or furnace.I wanted to revisit my aluminum foundry, previously I had it running on charcoal which turned out to be messy and expensive and in the UK its hard to get charcoal in the winter. I decided I needed to build a propane burner as propane is available all ...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:21:32 PDT
Fixing A Cheap Anvil
Fixing A Cheap Anvil - More DIY How To Projects]]> dirtbike98 Cleaning Up Original Surface If you have a cheap anvil that's made of cast iron or a soft material that you've already put to use and the face is pitted from the hammer striking it try to get it as flat as possible. Prepping The Plate Now that you have your tool steel plate or whatever type ...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:52:51 PDT
Metalworking Projects jessyratfink The metalworking projects on Instructables have always been some of my favorites! In honor of all the fantastic things our community posts, we're holding our second Metal Contest - it starts on 5/19!Lincoln Electric has offered up some great welders and accessories as prizes, so check out the contes...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 18:46:44 PDT
How to Forge a Rose
How to Forge a Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> macgyver603 The rose is a powerful symbol of love throughout society, and it has been since the dawn of civilization. Show your valentine that they are a powerful part of your life by giving them a forged rose. This is a fairly difficult project, but with patience and hard work, you will have a gift that will ...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:30:44 PST
How to Forge a Bottle Opener
How to Forge a Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> macgyver603 A bottle opener can be one of the most important tools in anyone's shop or garage. This bottle opener would be an excellent gift for a friend or the perfect addition to the ultimate man cave. It is also easy to make. With only basic metalworking skills, this bottle opener took me about an hour to ma...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:46:49 PST
How I make a knife
How I make a knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> J-Parker How I make a knife... A slideshow video of how I make a knife. (For my nephew Warren, who loves every thing knives and wants to Know how to make his own) Sorry for the slideshow, but I can't edit video for anything.
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 06:03:24 PDT
Hand-Forged Damascus Knife
Hand-Forged Damascus Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> Basement_Craftsman The process of forging a knife can be broken down into several steps. The picture are just of the finished project, but for those who want to know more here it is. First is hammering out the steel into the rough shape desired. I started with a bar of Damascus steel about 1/2 in thick. (Damascus ...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 13:00:23 PDT
How I heat treat my knifes
How I heat treat my knifes - More DIY How To Projects]]> baneling-bust Hi there! In this instructable I will be showing you how I heat treat my knifes! also please check out my YouTube channel here!
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 07:56:40 PST
Brake drum blacksmith forge
Brake drum blacksmith forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb My son caught the blacksmithing bug while he was at summer camp so we investigated building our own blacksmith forge and found that brake drum forges are a very popular way to get into the hobby.  We built our blacksmith forge out of a brake drum, 2" pipe, cinder blocks, a light dimmer switch and ha...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:39:22 PDT
Forging a Knife From a Nicholson File, Part One
Forging a Knife From a Nicholson File, Part One - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Metal One This is the process by which i forged a knife from an old Nicholson file. enjoy. From this point forward you are forewarned; forging is a dangerous activity. it includes high temperatures, heavy hammers, and lots of smoke. always work in a well ventilated area, use good leather gloves, and wear eye...
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 22:42:56 PST
Miniature Folding Pocket Katana (gallery)
Miniature Folding Pocket Katana (gallery) - More DIY How To Projects]]> nepheron I made an I'ble on how to make your own, here. Please rate and vote! I also have a blog, here!! A few of these are the katana I made in the 'ible linked above.The one with the longer blade and kanji is version 2.0.
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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:43:38 PDT
Forging a scorpion from a lag bolt
Forging a scorpion from a lag bolt - More DIY How To Projects]]> oldanvilyoungsmith Part two of my blacksmithing series. How to forge a scorpion from a lag bolt. these things are fairly quick to make (when you get used to them), look cute, and sell fairly well as you can price them for a fairly low price, and still get money for your time and supplies. Have fun with it ! Part...
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Thu, 26 May 2011 20:50:59 PDT
Railway Line Anvil
Railway Line Anvil - More DIY How To Projects]]> Leon Close This Instructable describes how I made a small anvil for light forging work. It is made from a lump of railway line standing on end, welded to a plate of steel and firmly mounted to a hardwood stump. Technological Ingredients Tools required:Something to abrade steel with, I used a file and an an...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2007 18:52:07 PDT
Making a Simple and Easy Charcoal/ Coal Forge
Making a Simple and Easy Charcoal/ Coal Forge - More DIY How To Projects]]> acer73 In this instructable you will learn how to make a charcoal / coal burning forge from firebrick, a few steel plumbing parts, a steel sheet, some cinder blocks and a blower Unfortunately I ran out of money before i could finish the forge, in total it should cost around $ 50 USD depending how fancy yo...
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Sun, 20 May 2007 03:47:53 PDT
5 Things to Do with Hot Steel, and Ideas for More.
5 Things to Do with Hot Steel, and Ideas for More. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vendigroth Following the puzzlement on how I made the loop on my throwing knife instructable, I thought i'd make one on the things that can be done with hot steel. I've missed a few out because i think the basics are covered here. If you want to make a bar thinner, for example, you only need to use a slight va...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 09:06:28 PDT
Make steel Forging Tongs
Make steel Forging Tongs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Vendigroth Once again, I had nothing to do (and i'm supposed to be a college student) so I made these. not to say that the other tongs instructable's a bad one, but I think these are easier to do. They're not better, just different. (I don't have a plasma cutter, for one) You'll need: 1: A piece of MILD steel...
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Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:51:38 PST