Here is one of the belt grinders I use to profile and grind the knives I make. It is a Bador BM3 and made in the USA. I purchased it new from there in about 1996. It is only a one speed machine and because I have others that are speed controlled and are better … Continue reading Bador BM3 Belt grinder
Here is the Blacksmiths vice I have in my forge area. It is quite handy for holding work to twist it or grind it. The block it is on is a large piece of maire and very heavy. It keeps the vice stable. The Blacksmiths vice is made differently to a standard engineering vice as … Continue reading Blacksmiths Vice and Block
This is the power hammer I use in my forging work. It is a wonderful old machine and for it’s age is still reasonably accurate. It is an English made ” Massey ” and is one of three machines imported in 1927 by the government of the day for the railways. One of these went … Continue reading Massey Power Hammer
This is the other forging press I use, I made it from scratch. It is fabricated from a very heavy I beam. The beam is side on in the picture and the flanges of the beam are what the pressure plate of the press slides up and down on. There is another piece of the … Continue reading Hydraulic Forging Press No 2
Here is one of the presses I use to forge high carbon and Damascus steel. It is an old 4 post press that I resurrected as it was in a very bad state of dis – repair when I got it. There is the one main ram to apply downward pressure and one ram on … Continue reading Hydraulic Forging press No 1
This is the paragon heat treatment kiln that I use for my heat treatment and tempering. It has been a very reliable oven and I have had it since about 1998. The controller is very programmable and can have up to 6 separate programs installed on it at any one time.