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    Username Post: Crescent wrench knife...??        (Topic#921759)
    njb
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    04-10-12 23:11.08 - Post#2460284    



    Alright, I'm pretty new to knife making so I hope this isn't a completely ridiculous question. I have seen people making knives from files, lawn mower blades, spring steel, saw blades etc. I've got a ton of snap-on crescent wrenches and I was wondering if the steel used for that would be suitable for making a knife. I imagines it would be but I'm no expert.

    Anyone got any input?
     


    brianWE
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    04-12-12 13:13.07 - Post#2460942    


        In response to njb

    Just guessing...but, I suspect, the high levels of alloyed elements would make forging difficult for most amateurs.

    Can't imagine using stock removal, effectively.

    But, then, I am not a knife-maker.
    brianWE
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    brianWE
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    04-20-12 14:43.27 - Post#2463660    


        In response to brianWE

    I was hoping for some more, definitive, info...no idea how good my input was. Just trying to get the ball rolling.
    brianWE
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    njb
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    04-21-12 04:19.15 - Post#2463768    


        In response to brianWE

    Well thanks for the try. I actually found some excellent material today. It's a giant concrete saw blade. This thing is about 3 feet across and about 1/4 thick... no joke!
     
    brianWE
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    04-21-12 10:50.38 - Post#2463841    


        In response to njb

    Any idea what the steel is?
    It is possible that, with a big blade like that, that the main part is something fairly soft and the edge is something else.
    just thinking with my keyboard, though.
    brianWE
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    njb
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    04-21-12 17:10.50 - Post#2463909    


        In response to brianWE

    I don't really have a for sure way to tell but as far as my little experience can tell it's pretty hard. I had a pretty hard time cutting out a chunk with the cutting wheel then using the torch it didn't cut like regular mild steel. I attemtpted annealing it last night so I will see what lies ahead as far as shaping and the rest.
     
    brianWE
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    04-22-12 09:01.33 - Post#2464065    


        In response to njb

    Let's know how it goes!
    brianWE
    Wisdom is the ability to make good choices.
    Heck, bad choices have given me some of the best times of my life!



     


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