Friday, March 19, 2010

Lending new meaning to the term red-hot

Roger just finished a new knife, which I shall feature on my other blog here shortly. Not the knife in his forge shown here....he was using it as a heating element to heat his quenchent.
When he uses his forge he has it in the open door of his really heats up the place....these pictures just do not capture the heat radiating from it. Though they are better if enlarged.
Here he is getting ready to submerge the knife blank to heat his quenchent.
All his friends bring him steel...he likes 1095 series leaf-spring steel to make them. He does the knife from start to finish.

He also made the gas forge shown here...I have another post about it but have to get the pictures uploaded for it again.