GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-20-2013, 10:16   #26
r3dot
Senior Member
 
r3dot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Izzerwat
Posts: 2,425
That's awesome! Good work.
r3dot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 21:39   #27
willy1094
Senior Member
 
willy1094's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 611
Send a message via AIM to willy1094
I am going to have to try this!! Great post and great info. I've never done ANYTHING like this before so I may pop back in with a question or two.
willy1094 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 21:52   #28
rednoved
NRA Member
 
rednoved's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,842
Quote:
Originally Posted by codecowboy View Post
Railroad spikes are bountiful and fun to use as well.
Where do you guys get your spikes? I've borrowed a few from my local track, but there has to be a better source..
rednoved is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 22:08   #29
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by rednoved View Post
Where do you guys get your spikes? I've borrowed a few from my local track, but there has to be a better source..
eBay has a lot for sale. But I would hazard a guess they were picked up near the local track.

For some silly reason picking up one of these things is illegal. Even though they are plentiful and will never be picked up by the railroad.
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 22:09   #30
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by willy1094 View Post
I am going to have to try this!! Great post and great info. I've never done ANYTHING like this before so I may pop back in with a question or two.
Sure thing. I bought the parts for my brake drum coal forge today. I'm taking this to the next level soon.
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 22:22   #31
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by codecowboy View Post
Sure thing. I bought the parts for my brake drum coal forge today. I'm taking this to the next level soon.
That's what my first forge was.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 20:36   #32
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
I was given a dual propane burner with a shelf in the middle. I removed the shelf and started the basic setup on a brake drum coal forge. My brother is going to help me reinforce it and finish the welding.

The Cutting Edge
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 21:16   #33
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Cool deal. Much better than my first 3 forges.

here is #4 a charcoal that I had rigged of another fan (long story about getting it) and miraculously the original fan turned up at a garages sale in town. I haven't set it back up since I got my propane.

The Cutting Edge

Here is the propane and a little "Two brick forge " I use with a torch for small work.
The local grocery store was phasing out the metal carts for plastic ones and let me have one since I buy my propane there. worked out great.

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

When my Dad's health got bad I had to quit working to take care of him and I rented the sop to a friend to store "divorce surplus" in and they thought that meant they had a free hand to turn it into a mess.

When Dad died I sorta took a Sabbatical and it turned into a Mondical and a Tuesdical

Last edited by countrygun; 08-21-2013 at 21:18..
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 22:22   #34
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by countrygun View Post
Cool deal. Much better than my first 3 forges.

here is #4 a charcoal that I had rigged of another fan (long story about getting it) and miraculously the original fan turned up at a garages sale in town. I haven't set it back up since I got my propane.
Here is the propane and a little "Two brick forge " I use with a torch for small work.
The local grocery store was phasing out the metal carts for plastic ones and let me have one since I buy my propane there. worked out great.
When my Dad's health got bad I had to quit working to take care of him and I rented the sop to a friend to store "divorce surplus" in and they thought that meant they had a free hand to turn it into a mess.
When Dad died I sorta took a Sabbatical and it turned into a Mondical and a Tuesdical
Nice setup. Whatever works right? I want a propane forge like that, but I find myself unable to part with the $400-$600 it would take to buy one. I'm hoping this coal forge does the job for me. If not I might have to make my own propane forge.
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 23:50   #35
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by codecowboy View Post
Nice setup. Whatever works right? I want a propane forge like that, but I find myself unable to part with the $400-$600 it would take to buy one. I'm hoping this coal forge does the job for me. If not I might have to make my own propane forge.
The forge you are building will work fine and especially if you can install a "gate" on the airflow between what ever fan you use and the turueye (pardon my misspelling the French word).It is more importan to control air volume than speed.

For the "Turwee", which is the pronunciation, on one I built that was similar and I used an electrical ceiling box with some of the "slugs" popped out.

I am curious though about your design? Is the "T" so that you can bring the air in and the "tail below for ash fall ?
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 12:33   #36
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by countrygun View Post
I am curious though about your design? Is the "T" so that you can bring the air in and the "tail below for ash fall ?
Yes. Forced air from the side via a hair dryer or a leaf blower with a regulator. The bottom will have a screw on cap or a slider to block the air, but also serve as a ash fall. Following the path of least resistance should send the air up through the flange and the vent at the top.

The Cutting Edge
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 12:58   #37
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
If you can get a slider or gate on the air side, you'll be all set.

Did you get the burners for the propane unit??? Good start on a home made propane unit.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 13:08   #38
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by countrygun View Post
If you can get a slider or gate on the air side, you'll be all set.

Did you get the burners for the propane unit??? Good start on a home made propane unit.
The table in this was a dual burner propane stove that somebody made. I just thought it would be a nice dual use setup by making the center my forge. Though I'm wondering if I could turn one side into a high flow propane forge somehow. HMMMM. The possibilities are endless.
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 18:31   #39
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by codecowboy View Post
The table in this was a dual burner propane stove that somebody made. I just thought it would be a nice dual use setup by making the center my forge. Though I'm wondering if I could turn one side into a high flow propane forge somehow. HMMMM. The possibilities are endless.
They really are. I have some salvage equipment I had put back to build a propane unit out of but I wanted to spend more time hitting hot steel than wrenching cold steel.

I got a restaurant deep fryer (propane) that the electronic controls went out on. I figured a little cutting here, a little bending there some insulation and a little fan ducting.......

I was going to have a home made forge or be positioned to dock with the space station.

Last edited by countrygun; 08-23-2013 at 18:31..
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 22:35   #40
officer196
Senior Member
 
officer196's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 1,387
That is really cool. Very impressive for your first go at it.
__________________
Glock 22 Gen 3 / Glock 17 Gen 3 & 4 / Glock 19 Gen 4 / Glock 26 Gen 4

My Photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/officer196/
officer196 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 22:44   #41
HarryG22
Senior Member
 
HarryG22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 121
Great work and imagination.
HarryG22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 15:41   #42
deputy tom
Senior Member
 
deputy tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: western PA
Posts: 7,574
Quote:
Originally Posted by codecowboy View Post
I decided to try my hand at blacksmithing recently. My great great grandfather was a blacksmith on the family property where my grandma still lives.

I built a propane "soup can" forge and started working on the spike. This was the end result.

The Cutting Edge

That is one cool knife. tom.



Quote:
Originally Posted by countrygun View Post
The only one I ever made that I have a picture of is this one (I was making before digital cameras ) It was the first knife I made with my first "store bought" forge. The wife wanted the first one from the forge and designed it herself as a "left-handed paring knife". I did it in one day after I annealed the 1" ball bearing it came from.

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Not the prettiest I ever did but we had a bet about whether I could forge harden, temper and finish a knife in one day and, whether it would be "presentable" if I did.

I won! ( I think )


That would make for an ideal Sgain Dubh for a man with larger than normal calves. tom.
__________________
N.R.A. LIFE MEMBER

SPES MEA IN DEO EST

Thig crioch air an t-saoghal ach mairidh gaol agus cel The world will come to an end but music and love will endure
deputy tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 16:17   #43
lethal tupperwa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 11,244


My brother got his Spike Knives at Dollywood years ago.

they look similar.
__________________
Correctional and Therapeutic Mayhem Administrator EMERITUS

----------------------------------------

GLOCK CERTIFIED ARMORER
lethal tupperwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 20:06   #44
John B
Senior Member
 
John B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 158
I'm tagging this for later. I use to volunteer at Ft. Vancouver as a black smith and friends and I had a side business. Lots of fun.
John B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 09:08   #45
bmoore
Senior Member
 
bmoore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Under a regime.
Posts: 4,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by countrygun View Post
It doesn't take that much gear to make a knife. One of the guy I learned from wrote a book called "The $50 knife shop" I urge everyone to give it a try if they are interested. You can use old steel but really some steels are very cheap actually if you know where to shop and you can save so much fuel just because you don't have to anneal it that it's worth it and that doesn't count the time.

If you have any questions feel free to ask or PM me.
Wayne Goddard is the man.

I had a great line on one of these LNIB for a good deal and didn't jump on it, I love the lines on these
http://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderc...e-Green--14471
__________________
RIP Okie
bmoore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 12:27   #46
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
Just a update for you folks. I built my coal forge this past weekend and it works great! I'm all ready almost finished with knife #2.

The Cutting Edge

It still needs a edge, tempering, and polishing. But this is the basic shape of Knife #2

The Cutting Edge
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 14:25   #47
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Excellent!

Congratulations-it works.

Building your own gear is almost as rewarding as making the knife.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 15:07   #48
codecowboy
NRA Life Member
 
codecowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by countrygun View Post
Excellent!

Congratulations-it works.

Building your own gear is almost as rewarding as making the knife.
Yes indeed. Actually I'm thinking seriously about going home tonight and trying to make some tongs.
__________________
---CodeCowboy
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
"Sure they think we're nuts. But remember every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
codecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 15:13   #49
jsnake
Member
 
jsnake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 91
Spike Knives

I have mad a couple (see attached). Scrounge up a few leaf springs and have a go and keep making spike knives. I give them all away.

Nice job!
Attached Thumbnails
The Cutting Edge - Click for larger version   The Cutting Edge - Click for larger version  
jsnake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 15:26   #50
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by codecowboy View Post
Yes indeed. Actually I'm thinking seriously about going home tonight and trying to make some tongs.
I will offer the advice "Don't try to make tongs until you have read an old blacksmithing book that shows you how".

Trust me on this one. It's a bit more complicated than it looks and there are some tricks to it. Much easier to know them ahead of time. I wish I had. It's sort of like cutting crown molding.
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:31.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 688
204 Members
484 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42