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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.
    Brian W Edginton
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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.
    Brian W Edginton
    The Truth will make you free......and very, very alone.





     
    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.
    Brian W Edginton
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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!
    Brian W Edginton
    The Truth will make you free......and very, very alone.





     


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