Custom Knifemaking
by Tim McCreight
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Learn every aspect of knifemaking, and become an expert. This book includes ten projects, beginning with the basics, and advancing through increasingly difficult to advanced topics. These enjoyable projects teach you how to cut, shape, heat treat, and finish a knife. Drawings and photographs illustrate each step of the project, making the techniques simple to understand. Soft bound, 7-1/2 x 9" format, with 224 pages. Illustrated with 75 photos and 100 line drawings that clearly demonstrate the author's mastery of these skills.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Safety Warning
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Tools
    • Cutting Tools
    • Shaping Tools
    • Drilling Tools
    • Finishing Tools
    • Abrasive Papers
    • Hammers
    • Torches
    • Miscellaneous Tools
    • The Workshop
  • Chapter 2 Materials
    • A Brief History
    • Structure
      • Properties of Tool Steal
      • Hardening and Tempering
    • Descriptions of Popular Steels
    • Other Knifemaking Materials
      • Brass
  • Chapter 3 Knife Design
    • Nomenclature
    • Blade Cross-Sections
    • Knife Format
    • Care and Maintenance
    • Sharpening
  • Chapter 4 Sheathmaking
    • Materials
    • A Molded Pouch Sheath
    • A Snap Sheath
    • A Molded Pocket Sheath
  • Chapter 5 Forge Set-Up
    • The Fire
    • Fuel
    • Tools
    • Using the Forge
    • The Goal of Good Forging
  • Chapter 6 Project 1: Kitchen Paring Knife
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Sawing
      • Filing
      • Blade Shape
      • Hardening and Tempering
      • Bolsters
      • Handle Slabs
  • Chapter 7 Project 2: Full-Tang All-Purpose Knife
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Cutlers' Rivets
      • Hardening and Tempering
      • Soft Soldering
      • Making a Spade Bit
  • Chapter 8 Project 3: Partial-Tang Carving Knife
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Sawing and Filing
      • Hardening and Tempering
      • Preparing the Handle Slabs
      • Making the Ferrule
  • Chapter 9 Project 4: Through-Tang Skinner
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • File Work Decoration
      • Hardening and Tempering
      • Preparing the Tang
      • Making a Hole in the Antler
      • Assembly
  • Chapter 10 Project 5: Wilderness Knife
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Cutting Out the Blade
      • Preparing the Handle
      • Hardening and Tempering
      • Assembly
  • Chapter 11 Project 6: Forged Camp Knife
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Forging
      • Hardening and Tempering
      • Preparing the Tang
      • Making a Flush Nut
      • Assembling the Handle
  • Chapter 12 Project 7: Kitchen Chopper
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Slicing
      • Forging
      • Twisting
      • Piercing
      • Hardening and Tempering
  • Chapter 13 Project 8: A One-Blade Pocket Knife
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Laying Out the Mechanism
      • Heat-Treating the Spring
      • Making a Trial Mock-Up
      • Assessing Repairs
      • Cutting the Sides
      • Etching with Ferric Chloride
      • Setting the Rivets
  • Chapter 14 Project 9: Lockback Folding Knife
    • List of Materials
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Laying Out the Mechanism
      • Heat-Treating the Spring
      • Making a Trial Mock-Up
      • Etching the Blade in Aqua Regia
      • Assembly
  • Chapter 15 Project 10: Damascus Steel Dagger
    • List of Materials
    • A Brief History
    • Process Overview
    • Design Considerations
    • Process Detail
      • Preparing the Billet and the Fire
      • Making the Initial Weld
      • Restacking and Making Further Welds
      • Shaping Blade and Tang
      • Hardening and Tempering
      • Etching to Reveal Pattern
      • Bolster and Guard
      • Assembling the Handle
  • Glossary
  • Appendix: Tables
  • Suppliers
  • Bibliography
  • Index


ISBN: 0-8117-2175-2
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