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#5836609 - 07/17/15 07:44 PM Been almost too hot to forge.
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This is what I decided to forge on the hottest day of the year last week. Forged from 1/2 1084 I found while cleaning up my shop. Itís now 1/8in. 9 inches OAL cutting edge is 4 inches. Blue and Yellow Kirnite handle with red and yellow liners. I can say it was a pain getting all the forging marks off it, I havenít forged since I forged that knife for my granddaughter from a railroad spike. I hope to make the sheath tonight after it cools down a bit, unless I fall asleep, itís been a long, long day!. lol



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#5836636 - 07/17/15 07:55 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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Looks great
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#5836650 - 07/17/15 07:59 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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That's purty
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#5836707 - 07/17/15 08:48 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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Thanks guys.
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#5838830 - 07/19/15 06:50 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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Nice knife but I'd have to disagree with you on one thing. It's not almost too hot to forge, it is too hot to forge! roflmao
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#5838858 - 07/19/15 07:15 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: MikeC]
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Originally Posted By: MikeC
Nice knife but I'd have to disagree with you on one thing. It's not almost too hot to forge, it is too hot to forge! roflmao


I agree Bubba; We're at our lake house and it's too hot to fish. I'm waiting till I can go out without my sneaker melting. I now one thing my new knife shop WILL have heat and air. My old bones just can't take the extreme elements anymore.
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#5838937 - 07/19/15 08:40 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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I can stay in the shop up to about 90į then I call it quits. Cold in the winter doesn't bother me much but the heat kicks this old mans tail!
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#5838980 - 07/19/15 09:21 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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Around here when I am running the forge this time of year it is like standing in front of Hell with the doors open.
I have AC in the forging room but it is no use to run it then, I do run it when I am grinding. The finish and engraving rooms are AC
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#5839051 - 07/19/15 10:18 PM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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I would love to be able to make something that looks that good.

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#5839218 - 07/20/15 06:58 AM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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One thing that helps for sure is having a gas forge; Good Lord, I can't imagine forging inside using a coal forge in these Texas summers flame

I remember years ago when I first got hooked I used a small coal forge with an electric blower and kept outside, but I was a lot younger then. Winter times I wanted to bring it inside but my shop wasn't fire proofed like Jerry's shop. laugh
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#5842617 - 07/22/15 08:57 AM Re: Been almost too hot to forge. [Re: bjankowski]
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Very nice work Bob. Like the blued blade with those scales. up
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