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Lin Rhea
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Wyatt and I managed to shoot a very amateurish video about forging a hunting knife blade using a forge built by a friend. My oldest son, Greg, helped with the resizing and such, so thanks to him we can show this. I thought some of you might want to see it even though you might not be able to understand the dialect. [Smile] Lin

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awesome video lin
you make it look easy
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Very nice, that's pretty much how I do it, but you do make it look easy
how long does it take to bring it back up to forgeing heat? mine takes about 5 min
Thanks Lin
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Lin Rhea
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Not long Dana. The sun was out that day and the color was not showing well, but it was hot while I was forging. I dont let it get too cold before I put it back in the forge, so 30 seconds to 45 seconds, maybe. Thanks guys, Lin

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How does it feel to be a movie star?!!??
Lin, I wanted to thank you for posting pictures of that forge some time back.
Because of that, I was inspired to make pedestals for my two forges and after I got them fixed up and on wheels, and then off of the table where they were PERMANENTLY in the way, it changed the atmosphere of my entire shop.
I can roll them out of the way and only pull them out when needed.
Thank you.
Of course, they need to be sand blasted and painted to be as pretty as Lil Johnny.
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Thanks for posting the video-very interesting to get to see how it's done.


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Lin that forge looks real familiar [Smile] Great demo on forging out a blade. Thanks...Jeff

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Great stuff Lin. This has to be made a sticky.<><

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Thanks for taking the time Lin. Really enjoyed watching and thats a dandy little forge.
I see you try to get all the use outta your gloves like I do. [Smile]

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Thanks for posting Lin. I am always hungry for info on anything to do with knife make'n and really appreciate it. [thumbsup]
I for one,find it extremely helpful to "visually" see something done.

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Very nice video, and I like the dialect! You did in 20 min what takes me 120 min.

Cool little forge too!

Thanks

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Great video Lin. thanks a bunch for taking the time to make and post that. I was a little surprised to see you using the flat face of your hammer held/swung at an angle to draw out the tang rather than the cross peen end. Looked like it works great for that, really drew it right out.
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Lin Rhea
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Wampus,
The hammer I used was an old Ball Pien that I flattened to make it a straight pien.

But, I did use the straight pien to draw with. It might be hard to see when I spin it around, but I change it around a lot. Lin

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Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing. Every lit bit helps, and actually being able to see it being done, helps tremendously.

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Thanks for the great video Lin.
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