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Old 05-11-2017, 10:03 PM   #1
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If I wanted to get into knife making, as a hobby. Where is the best place to start? What equipment would I need? What's the best way to learn?
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:45 AM   #2
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tons of how to videos on youtube.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:48 AM   #3
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YouTube is a wealth of information good and bad. Get you some files and sand paper. you're gonna want a vice. I have a rikon 1"x30" belt sander that does plenty fine. It's no 2"x72" by any means but its also around 100 bucks. Get a drill press too.

Then the best thing you can do is go out and ruin some metal and have fun
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:02 AM   #4
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There are a lot of good resources here in the DIY section.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...ht=Knifemaking
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:02 AM   #5
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Look at Pheer grinders. I've used the heck out of mine for three years now and it's worked great! A good grinder will make life much easier. Be careful starting this as a hobby. That's how mine started. Now I've got a full knife shop with all the equipment and an almost full blacksmith shop. My shops about 25x40 and its full of stuff...
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:19 AM   #6
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Buy one of the blanks and parts from someplace like Jantz and just build one. It'll give you a feel for it. I did that and always had intentions of going to the next step of building everything from raw materials. I just haven't gotten around to it yet! I did enjoy working with the pre-made blanks, though.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:23 AM   #7
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Buckley, have an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday morning?
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:39 AM   #8
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:05 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Buckley, have an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday morning?
Sorry for the extremely delayed reply (I guess the thread go buried) but, yes, I would. What do you have in mind?
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Old 07-11-2017, 05:34 AM   #11
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PM sent Buckley.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:43 PM   #12
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You may want to try "stock removal" knives for just getting into the hobby- you won't need a blacksmith shop to do it and it is pretty fun. As said there is a lot of stuff to be found on Youtube about it.
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