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spark test - this is how most smiths figure out if their scrap is good or knives, tool making, or ornamental work. If you know your scarp is steel, not iron, then you have a big headstart.

Don't ask to borrow my tools. Buy your own. Our shop rate starts at $75.00 hourly. Comes to machine work, it's not magic, and its not free.

It calls these Metal Shop Rules but they're good rules to live by in any shop, any work environment, or even any house.

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This metal is informal. It is an outdoor oven in the shape of a minion, the shape is making it informal, but fun.

Hot Metal on Pinterest | Blacksmithing, Knives and Welding

Singer sewing machine converted to small work bench - cool idea for festivals.

Fractions of an inch to MM. Always handy. Might be handy to print off and keep around actually

Stopkové nástroje It makes me do the work faster and it makes me more effective too. Compeling something may cause a kickback from the tool. This understanding assists the woodwork to last long. This understanding helps the woodwork to last long.

A Riehl Blacksmith | Flat Braid Design by: Wayne Phifer

Iron flat braid maybe do this, and then forge the end into a knife, would give it an interesting design on the blade, and a unique handle,

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How to Make a Railroad Spike Knife?

Railroad spike, a special nail widely used in the railway industry, is an important component of rail fastening system. Among the railway system, the railroad spike.

Steel compositions of items found in junkyards

The "dirt cheap" (literally) guide to forging a knife

Chart of junk yard steels. Good information to keep on hand for heat treating / quenching

Guide To Steel

Anyone who has lived in Pittsburgh, PA develops an interest in steel or they are just out to lunch while living there. Guide To Steel Infographic