Toolmaking – Forge Your Knife

This resource will show you how to make your own knife from a steel car coil spring. You will need quite a bit of equipment for this including necessary safety gear and a suitable workshop area. See the materials list of tools.
A note on Safety-
Safety is really important when working with metal, heat, power tools and hammers etc. Take extreme care, make sure you know how to use the tools correctly, do wear the safety equipment mentioned and take your time. If you have long hair, tie it up. More details on our online newsletter here:
http://tlcxpress.ac.nz/2011/07/make-your-own-knife/
This is one of the programs available to our students at The Learning Connexion School of Art and Creativity. We have an onsite video production department which creates resources for students. Students who are studying onsite at our Taita campus can check these out via our DVD library. Students studying from home receive programs like this on DVDs as part of their programme. We’re constantly creating new material that covers techniques, ideas about creativity, and profiles about artists.

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