Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - steel - forge http://www.instructables.com Thu, 2 Jul 2015 19:58:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Forge a Khopesh http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Khopesh/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:55:00 PDT
Dirt Cheap Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Forge/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:21:51 PDT
Scrap Metal Coal Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Metal-Coal-Forge/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:37:39 PST
Brake Drum Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Break-Drum-Forge/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:44:50 PST
Forge / Furnace Propane Jet Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Forge-Furnace-Propane-Jet-Burner/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:21:32 PDT
Fixing A Cheap Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-A-Cheap-Anvil/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:52:51 PDT
Metalworking Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Metalworking-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/TTS7/HV9HP280/F4UTTS7HV9HP280.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Rose/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:30:44 PST
How to Forge a Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Forge-a-Bottle-Opener/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 17:46:49 PST
Backyard Metal Casting and Homemade Forges http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Metal-Casting-and-Homemade-Forges/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/264R/HKJRZ9O8/FKN264RHKJRZ9O8.SMALL.jpg blkhawk For thousands of years, man has worked metals. Although some of the technology to work metals is relatively recent, the initial human drive to create is still with us. null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:44:06 PDT
How I make a knife http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-make-a-knife/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/S20C/HJUWRVOK/FZIS20CHJUWRVOK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/S20C/HJUWRVOK/FZIS20CHJUWRVOK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/S20C/HJUWRVOK/FZIS20CHJUWRVOK.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Forged-Damascus-Knife/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/SBOU/HIXCCUBE/FSWSBOUHIXCCUBE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/SBOU/HIXCCUBE/FSWSBOUHIXCCUBE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/SBOU/HIXCCUBE/FSWSBOUHIXCCUBE.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-heat-treat-my-knifes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/OGJ2/HCV99GJM/FV6OGJ2HCV99GJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/OGJ2/HCV99GJM/FV6OGJ2HCV99GJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/OGJ2/HCV99GJM/FV6OGJ2HCV99GJM.SMALL.jpg 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! http://www.youtube.com/user/theartofweapons/videos?view=0
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 07:56:40 PST
Brake drum blacksmith forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-drum-blacksmithing-forge/
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:39:22 PDT
Forging a Knife From a Nicholson File, Part One http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-Knife-From-a-Nicholson-File-Part-One/
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 22:42:56 PST
Miniature Folding Pocket Katana (gallery) http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Folding-Pocket-Katana-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/97BB/GSNQFD9R/FAD97BBGSNQFD9R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/97BB/GSNQFD9R/FAD97BBGSNQFD9R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/97BB/GSNQFD9R/FAD97BBGSNQFD9R.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Forging-a-scorpion-from-a-lag-bolt/
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Thu, 26 May 2011 20:50:59 PDT
Railway Line Anvil http://www.instructables.com/id/Railway-Line-Anvil/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2007 18:52:07 PDT
Making a Simple and Easy Charcoal/ Coal Forge http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Simple-and-Easy-Charcoal-Coal-Forge/
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Sun, 20 May 2007 03:47:53 PDT
5 Things to Do with Hot Steel, and Ideas for More. http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Things-to-Do-with-Hot-Steel%2c-and-Ideas-for-More./
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Sat, 14 Apr 2007 09:06:28 PDT
Make steel Forging Tongs http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-steel-Forging-Tongs/
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Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:51:38 PST