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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #4: Crooked and hook knifes - from steel to tool II

05-05-2016 11:09 AM by mafe | 6 comments »

Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool II (part two). Last blog ended with the crooked blade in the forge, so we better start here by getting it out. But first I heated the oil that will be used for quenching the blades, just up to a little over room temperature. Simply by dipping a red hot piece of iron into it a couple of times. Taking of happy, this was a happy way to start the day.Filiz brought croissants and just baked sour dough bread and put fresh strawberries on top.Ok I know it, I enjoy life way too much here. Now time to heat the blades to red hot. The way to test the temperature is to put a magnet on the blade when red hot, once hot enough it will no lon...

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