KnifeForums.com - Intelligent Discussion for the knife enthusiast
Recent Members
Welcome them to our community!
Recent Topics
Recent Pictures
thumb_1437916262-BE_5022_1_8.jpg
thumb_1437661832-235-Elk-n-Brass-D.jpg
thumb_1436632166-Defiant_Folders_1217.jpg
thumb_1436611786-image.jpg
thumb_1436477029-MVP_118e.jpg
thumb_1436464987-Svartkniv1.1.jpg
Current Quote
"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your
freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I
took half the pains to preserve it."
~ John Adams
152 Online Now
5 viewable users (
    ) and 0 hidden plus 147 guests are online now.
    Username Post: Drawing out efficiently        (Topic#921887)
    caronfountainhead
    Member
    *
    04-15-12 03:21.48 - Post#2461626    



    I have forged knives to shape and machined them as well, but I am new to forge welding billet, specifically San Mai blade stock, or simple damascus. My setup is a very small but hot (2100 F in reduction) with anvil and 3 lb sledge. I am looking for recommendations for the most efficient drawing methods for 1 to 1 1/4" square stock drawing for length for damascus and more simply for longer san mai blades. Beating on these billets in two directions seems pretty inefficient. Cross peening with either the hammer or anvil corner is very disruptive to the laminated high carbon core. Any suggestions?
     


    Gimpy
    Journeyman KnifeNut!
    *
    04-16-12 12:42.31 - Post#2462143    


        In response to caronfountainhead

    You could build either an automatic rolling mill or an air hammer. Or you could even build a hydraulic press. Here is a ling to an air hammer. http://www.zoellerforge.com/airhamm...
     


    Icon Legend Permissions & Sharing Options Topic Options
    Print Topic


    661 Views
    KnifeForums.com - Intelligent Discussion for the knife enthusiast
    KnifePromotions

    arenaro@verizon.net

    FusionBB™ Version 3.2 | ©2003-2015 InteractivePHP, Inc.
    Execution time: 0.234 seconds.   Total Queries: 60   Zlib Compression is on.
    All times are (GMT-12.0). Current time is 19:48.26
    Top