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    Default Heat Treating A knife

    I started out using what I called a temporary forge that was basically some fire bricks and propane torches. That worked just fine for some steels. Using a heat treat oven allows me to use a wide variety of steels and be more precise in the heat treat process. The end product (hopefully) will have more consistent results.

    This is the heat treat process I used on the DOC Auction Knife Build Off knife that I am working on.

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    Nice little oven. What did that set ya back?
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    Very nice work. Pays to have the correct tools
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    Nice little oven. What did that set ya back?
    I picked up the oven and a bunch of other equipment and supplies a while back for a Ruger and two Smith & Wessons.
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    Well PU! Your shop smells like burned oil. What'd ya eat last night?

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    Reading these threads has me really wanting to build my own knife.Ijust need to know what type of equipment thatI will need.I have been looking up how to build aforge,and reading about the knifes that you guys are building for auction.Buy the way wonderful work.I have access to saw blades and lawn mower blades.

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    This forum is what got me interested in attempting to make knives. So far it seems to be taking. You really don't need much equipment to make a knife. Please note though that it can be addicting and once hooked, all bets are off on the equipment thing. When I first started I watched a bunch of videos and asked a lot of questions (still watching and asking). Here are a few videos that I found very useful http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...ght=Green+Pete While I don't make knives this way, it did give me a lot of ideas.
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    i'mma make a knife

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    NICE blade.
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    Nice video and blade crash!

    Links are fine!! perhaps operator error??
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    nah the link in the 7th comment by crash..... the videos don't work
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    Looks like the YouTube user took them down. I guess you'll have to find your own inspiration.
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