Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Got some new stuff for sale over at http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1221437-Stonehaven-Fighting-bowie.

Check it out.

Oh and follow me on instagram #stonehavenknifeworks.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Well i finally got(made) a grinder that's worth a crap.  I had originally started making a three wheel KMG clone-y thing but the tracking just sucked.  So i scraped that and finally after allota probing from James we came up with this.

I have to give a big thank you to James helm for this grinder.  Had it not been for his shop and overall patience with my stubbornness i probably wouldn't have this so James to you :cheerful:  Alright enough of that sentimental shite.

Thought it was a pretty cool idea to have a moveable platen,  Granted this design does not lend itself to be tilted, but with some minor tweaking it could be done.  However for my purposes i don't foresee any problem.  I just need to put a ceramic platen on and we're good to go.

And last but not least a big thank you for such a simple tracking idea Mr. Joe Calton.  It's the best tracking means I've seen on a two wheel setup, and its great Because it's so elegant in its simplicity..

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

1st All Day Knifemaking Class Extravaganza
Hosted at the shop of James Helm of Helm Enterprises.

It's going to be an all day affair as participants will forge their very own custom knives in one day.

For the beginner and experienced alike. 
Class will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 10 p.m.
Bring snacks - 1 meal and drinks will be provided 
Cost of the class :$200.00  (all forging materials will be provided)

Space is limited so please reserve your spot.

Payments will be due on 1-11-2014

Class will be held On February 1,2014

Your instructors for the class will be :
James Helm

Tobin Nieto

Joshua Kaback
(Apprentice Smith)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Class registration for the spring is gonna begin soon,  so i wanted to be sure you could sign up easily.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

This may be a little late as well, this was the piece i donated to the kniferights.org auction this summer.

I give you the witch finger. 

41.75 OAL
blade - 1084V 15 "

Grip is ornyx horn with a steel spike on the end.  The display is a cedar block burned and polished with cow vertebrae for holders.
I can honestly say i do enjoy building forges.  However i usually run into the problem of using a shell form with metal that's to thin and consequently makes it difficult to weld onto.  These are the parts and project for the week - build a non weld forge.  I know there are other tutorials out there, but i wanted to try and make the forge with only home improvement type material.  As it stands i have parts for the shell, the burner is something that make take a bit of work, though i may only buy the burner flare from High temp tools. We shall see  but for now here is what i have so far.

First thing to do is burn the galvanized parts.

And here's one with a welded burner holder.  Just need to wool it up and coat it.

more to come.

Saturday, March 9, 2013