I bought this power hammer from the famous Jim Schmidt. This hammer works quite well for its age.
Peter Wright Anvil and Step Vise
Yes I know it the anvil is in a garbage can. It is bolted to a block of wood set in sand. This arrangement gives a very solid mount for the anvil yet it is adjustable for height by adding or subtracting sand. The can acts to catch hot slag and dropped tools.
You can see my step vise in the background, I find this to be a very handy tool.
Gas forge for Damascus steel
This is a Tim Zowada Forge that is optimized for pattern welded steel.
50# Meyer power hammer
This power hammer was owned by the famous Paul Champagne. He did a great job of setting it up and I was very lucky to purchase it.
Step vise anvil and some hammers
A better view of my step vise and anvil with some hammers visible.
Tool grinder converted to surface grinder
This tool grinder has since been converted to a 2x72 " belt sander. I use it to surface grind parts for folding knives. The belt runs cooler and covers a bigger area on each pass.
Variable speed Bader grinder
This is a variable speed Bader 2x72" sander. It is a wonderful tool that gets a lot of use.
Peter Wright Anvil
This anvil is about 116 lbs if my memory serves me correctly.
Heat treat oven
This kiln is used to temper knife blades. It can also be used for annealing since the oven cools very slowly.
My letter opener
Forged knife using 1084 steel
Blade forged from 52100 ball bearing
Blade is 1084 steel
Forge flame spinning just after lighting
Notice the spinning flames. This forge heats very uniformly something that is important for pattern welded steel billets.
Forge flame before it gets to temperature
After lighing the flame spins around the outside of the forge producing a very hot uniform heat source. Putting the billet in the center does not disrupt the flame vortex. Once the ceramic is hot it will begin to glow yellow white.
Forge appearance at welding temperature
The forge is up to welding temperature and the kao wool insulation is doing a good job of holding the heat. This can be sealed up and works well for annealing once the forging is done.
Spalted Maple handle and sheath
52100 ball bearing used for blade
Random pattern Damascus 80 layers
Random semi ladder pattern 80 layers
Random pattern 1084 and carbon steel
80 layer 1084 and carbon steel flower pattern
small hunters 60 layer random
My favorite pattern knife
1084 and carbon steel with epoxy glass
Epoxy glass handle with custom sheath
Tiger Maple and Damascus
Liner lock pocket knife damascus and bone
Screw assembly allows easy repair.
Damascus liner lock
Feather pattern Damascus liner lock
Bone and Damascus
Wood and wildfire pattern damascus
Ladder damascus Lockback 1993
Ladder pattern Lock back 1993
File work rope pattern
First Damascus knife W2 and 203e
Sandvic 12C27 Stainless steel used
All parts cut or forged from raw stock
Liner lock folder with damascus
All the parts for a liner lock knife
Moke Mai bolster
Black Micarts and Moke Mai
Liner lock folder
Small pocket folder design
Braid pattern billet cut on 45 and rotated to show pattern
After cutting and grinding
Braid pattern 1095 and 15N20 steel
1084, 1095 and 15N20 steel used in pattern
Forged blades from small to large
Mark pattern for band sawing damascus
Braid pattern knife
Finished braid billet
My drawing and the final knife
cut the billet and rotate each piece to show pattern