Oct
11

How to make a Knife

On Saturday, Patrick decided to try his hand at Forging a Knife!  He built a small furnace, used a hair dryer and a shop vac to blow extra oxygen into the fire to raise the temperatures, Egan helped hold the re-bar steel, they used water to temper it, and…..it took all day…but they did get the end of the knife started.   Patrick plans to rebuild the furnace to allow air to enter the chamber from the bottom rather than the sides.   Blacksmith skills run in the family.   Grandpa Casey and Grandpa Dowling – from Ireland were both Blacksmiths.   They would be very proud of Patrick and Egan’s knife making skills.

To see Blacksmith and Forge Photos CLICK HERE!

http://picasaweb.google.com/meanwhilebackinsaluda/PatrickAndEganForgingANewKnife