- Jun 9, 2007
I was inspired by all the great knifemakers on W&SS to try my hand at forging some small blades and stuff using the one brick forge technique in Goddard's $50 Knife Shop book. I bought the anvil on e-bay, but the rest of the stuff I already had. I used coil spring stock from car and garage door springs for materials and finished them on a Delta 1" x 30" with 50-120-220 and finally 400 grit. My skills leave a lot to be desired, but it's a lot of fun! Except for the grinder you can take this shop anywhere without too much trouble. It'll be nice to work in the backyard this fall. Check out the photos.