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  • Hello from bris

    Hi All,

    My name is Joe, I'm a novice knifemaker and avid collector. I've only made 2 knives to completion so far, but I have a few new designs I'm set to get to work on.

    I'm setting up a small forge this weekend, but I'm still trying to source something suitable to use as an anvil until I can afford a good one. I've been searching on ebay and elsewhere but not found anything great yet.

    Could anyone suggest some temporary solutions I could use until I can get an actual anvil. I'm have been unable to source any railroad track or anything else suitable so far, any help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Re: Hello from bris

    I know where you can find plenty of railroad track but it can only be sourced late at night.

    Welcome Joe. Good to see another brissy boy.

    Gajinoz I think you should change the name to QueenslandBladeForums
    I update more regularly and post things for sale first on my FB page and Instagram. So check it out and LIKE to stay up to date.
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    • #3
      Re: Hello from bris

      Originally posted by Tim Kingsford
      Gajinoz I think you should change the name to QueenslandBladeForums
      Your Dreaming :lol:

      Welcome along Joe!
      Member Australian Knife Makers Guild
      Brook Knives Australia on Facebook

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      • #4
        Re: Hello from bris

        Cheers guys,

        Ok so just sourced a piece of rail track and some spring steel to play with. It's going to be a good weekend.

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        • #5
          Re: Hello from bris

          Maybe the Western Australia and Queensland Knife Forums. Seems that is where the members come from.

          Yep, a good weekend.
          Stewart Townsend
          Member
          Australian Knifemakers Guild

          https://www.facebook.com/townsendcustomknives


          The plural of knife is knives.
          One knife.
          Two knives.
          The plural possessive is knives'.

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          • #6
            Re: Hello from bris

            Originally posted by Stewart Townsend
            Maybe the Western Australia and Queensland Knife Forums. Seems that is where the members come from.

            Yep, a good weekend.

            You tellem Stewart.does my old heart proud to see another QLDer on here{getting a little misty eyed. LOL} :lol:
            All the crap aside,Welcome Joe.

            Paul.
            God sat back and said,Pauls,what is the meaning of life bloke?

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            • #7
              Re: Hello from bris

              Good old murphy loves playing games. looks like the rain has settled in nicely. Hopefully I will get some clear sky over the weekend. I still have a camp knife to work on but was really hoping to get my forge up and running.

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              • #8
                Re: Hello from bris

                looks like it might be clearing though.
                I update more regularly and post things for sale first on my FB page and Instagram. So check it out and LIKE to stay up to date.
                https://www.facebook.com/kingsfordknives
                Instagram @kingsfordknives
                ingsford Knives.

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                • #9
                  Re: Hello from bris

                  Im hoping Tim! I'm on the bayside, in Cleveland, the clouds are lifting but not clearing just yet

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hello from bris

                    Welcome aboard joe!

                    You've come to the right place place for some good knowledge!

                    May the forge be with you!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hello from bris

                      Welcome. And may I suggest you head over to the Artists Blacksmith Association(Qld) meets at Eagle Farm? Don't be fooled by the name, we're open to anyone who hits hot metal.

                      Meets are the first & second-to-last Saturdays each month. Subs are minimal & there's a $10 fee per visit to cover consumables & lunch.

                      See here for details: http://blacksmiths-australia.com/index_ ... age448.htm

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hello from bris

                        The next meeting will be at the "block" Matt, the one after will be the 1st Saturday of October.
                        Stewart Townsend
                        Member
                        Australian Knifemakers Guild

                        https://www.facebook.com/townsendcustomknives


                        The plural of knife is knives.
                        One knife.
                        Two knives.
                        The plural possessive is knives'.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hello from bris

                          Hi Joe and welcome to the clan .
                          Any lump of steel will do doesnt have to have a hard face either a lot of avils made today dont .
                          just a decent piece you can pound on for knives even four inches is enough ,are you going gas or coke ,
                          Chris

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hello from bris

                            Cheers for the warm welcome guys.

                            I went completely primitive on the weekend. I dug a hole in the ground for the forge, I was using charcoal as the fuel.

                            I learnt a few good lessons:- I need bellows or a blower, as I was not getting the coke or the steel anywhere near hot enough. Also due to me having a poor forge setup. I'm hesitant to invest in a proper setup as I'm off to the army sometime in the next few months.

                            However I spent about 4 hours belting steel. My arms were damn sore, it was a good day!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Hello from bris

                              Cool. Pics?
                              I update more regularly and post things for sale first on my FB page and Instagram. So check it out and LIKE to stay up to date.
                              https://www.facebook.com/kingsfordknives
                              Instagram @kingsfordknives
                              ingsford Knives.

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