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  • G'day everyone.

    G'day everyone. I'm Dan. I'm 52 years old, recently widowed with an adult daughter (sort of). I grew up and lived mostly in the country. So hunting, fishing, camping (being feral) was pretty much a daily occurrence. My parents used to have to try and get me inside the house.

    I have way too many hobbies, but unfortunately due to chronic health issues, I don't get to enjoy them anywhere near as much as I would like. I have always liked to do and make things for myself and be as self reliant as possible. I love woodworking and metalworking and decided I would like to dive down the rabbit hole of knife making. Not for sale, just for fun.

    I have been tinkering with sand and lost wax casting for a few years now. So I have most of the things I need to make a gas forge and I am currently looking around for an anvil. I have bought high carbon steels etc from Nordic Edge, Artisan Supplies etc... I just haven't got around to doing anything yet, partly due to health and partly due to a shed/workshop still chockers with full moving boxes. Although I am starting to see some floor again.

    Anyway. That's me. I'm looking forward to annoying you all with questions in the near future.


  • #2
    Welcome to the forum. Click on the newbies info button up top there for some fireside reading.

    Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

    - Bob Hoskins -
    bibo et lego et cogito ergo sum


    • #3
      Welcome to the forum
      Member of Australian Knifemakers Guild
      For your makers marking requirements
      Find my products at Gelandangan ABF Custom Tools Supply


      • #4
        Welcome to the forum mate๐Ÿ‘


        • #5
          Welcome Dan ๐Ÿ–


          • #6
            welcome aboard Dan, we look forward to seeing your creations when you get the chance


            • #7
              Gidday Dan welcome to ABF
              wave man AKA Dean
              my YouTube channel
              "I will never make excuses for who I am. It's the way I was born. I am a Hunter a Bone Collector."
              "A gun, like any source of power is a force for either good or evil, being neither in itself, but dependent upon those who possess it"


              • #8
                Welcome sir.