Sad to say but being Native American and not knowing how your people lived and survived day to day is how I grew up. Now I live to learn and perfect those skills and abilities and pass them on to my children and any who wish to learn.
Monday, September 23, 2013
My first attempt at blacksmithing. I turned an old rail road spike into a fairly decent knife. I first built a small forge after Tim Lively model using a bathroom exhaust fan for my air source, I do have an old hand crank blower that I am in the process of re building. And will most likely be building a different forge for its use. Below is my first attempt at blacksmithing.
the Forge, you can see the Rail road spike there in the center.
Starting to hammer out
Blade starting to take
Just out of heat
up did some file work on the spine and placed edge on it, shaping up well.