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A podcast by a knife maker dedicated to knife making. We cover everything from the equipment needed to the processes of knife making and bladesmithing, answering questions and interviewing other professionals along the way.

A podcast by a knife maker dedicated to knife making. We cover everything from the equipment needed to the processes of knife making and bladesmithing, answering questions and interviewing other professionals along the way.
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United States

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A podcast by a knife maker dedicated to knife making. We cover everything from the equipment needed to the processes of knife making and bladesmithing, answering questions and interviewing other professionals along the way.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #15 – Making Your Own Power Hammer Part One – The Dupont Linkage Mystery

10/26/2016
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Ever looked at one of those amazing homemade power hammers out there and felt clueless about the linkage? In this episode, Justin will talk you through the basics of power hammer linkage and some of the parts you can use to build them.

Duration:01:10:36

Episode #14 – Photographing Your Knives

10/26/2016
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Have you struggled getting good pictures of your awesome knives? Do you just need a couple of tips to get your phone camera working at peak performance? Do you need a primer on lighting and cameras that won’t go over your head? In this episode, Justin and his wife answer these questions and a […]

Duration:00:57:58

Episode #13 – A Plethora of Knife Types and A Small Treatise on Knife Style

10/3/2016
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In any field of work, one has to know the lingo, and this episode will keep you from feeling lost as you navigate through your knife-making study and speak with customers. Ever hear about clip points, sheepsfoot blades, gyutos, or santokus and feel a little lost? Today, Justin will begin to answer that vague question you […]

Duration:01:03:46

Episode #12 – Hamons and Making Your Own Steel

9/27/2016
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In this episode, Justin talks about the history and the how-to of the hamon line, both in a structural sense as well as the aesthetics. He follows that up with a segment on steel making, giving the step by step process and the recipe, which you can find below: 1 Pound (16oz) of black […]

Duration:01:15:26

Episode #11 – Jay Hendrickson and Wooden Scale Finishes

9/14/2016
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In this episode, Justin talks about the particular aspects of Jay Hendrickson’s knife handles which he finds inspiring, and he goes through six or seven knife handle finishing methods for wooden handles.

Duration:01:03:46

Episode #10 Rodrigo Sfreddo, Engraving, and Etching

9/8/2016
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In this episode of The Knife Making Podcast, Justin examines the tools and processes of engraving and etching through the lens of Rodrigo Sfreddo’s knives. As always, Justin gives you examples of inexpensive methods of getting into the processes as well as zeroing in on the best tools the craft has to offer.

Duration:01:01:01

Episode #9 Google AdWords and The Forgeless Forge

7/5/2016
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If you are looking for a way to advertise your knives that doesn’t include the words Gun Show, then the tail end of this episode will have some helpful hints about selling knives from your own website and how Justin has seen Google AdWords drive traffic to it. The first half of the episode deals […]

Duration:01:03:58

Episode #8 Bladesmithing 201

4/18/2016
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If you have located an anvil and are looking into diving deeper into bladesmithing, this is the episode that can help you. Justin gives you tips on locating and handling scrap steel to save you money, talks about power hammers and hydraulic presses, and keys you in on a few useful tips about forges, materials, […]

Duration:01:05:08

Episode #7 The Basics of Bladesmithing

4/14/2016
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In this episode, Justin talks about the basic equipment decisions facing you as you begin your bladesmithing shop and some of the things on the horizon for Snake River Forge. Also, he answers some listener questions, including whether or not to use a pottery kiln for heat treatment. Thanks for listening!

Duration:01:06:18

Episode #6 Bevel Grinding Methods

3/29/2016
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Episode #6 Bevel Grinding Methods In this episode, Justin walks through several techniques (and the related equipment/costs) for grinding bevels on your knives. He shares options that can save you money or time, and which can really impress your buddies.

Duration:00:25:58