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B.T.K. and Slicer, plus some forging. DIY Tools and more...

Beer Blacksmithing DIY Shop Man Skills Peppers slicer WIP

 Another B.T.K. is finished. This one was a special order, so it's already sold, but you can see the WIP thread here: No. 59, B.T.K. WIP Thread.

This one was finished with OD G10 scales and wrapped in a kydex sheath.

Here is the knife that David Jesse of DJ II Knives left here for me to finish. He came down and spent the day learning how I make knives and left me a blank. I auctioned it off on his knife page and donated the money to him, so he could buy the tools and things new knife makers need to get started off right.

The look ahead. From left to right;

Slicer (D2 Tool Steel)

O.G.K (D2 Tool Steel)

S.P.K. (D2 Tool Steel)

No Name Knife (O1 Tool Steel)

O.G.K. (D2 Tool Steel)

G.P.K. (D2 Tool Steel)

The first of the knives in D2. I've always been fond of my knives in this steel so I figured I would offer mine in it as well. This slicer has begun. No. 60, a slicer.

I had a few blanks for D2 Cap Maulers and B.O.C. Mod. II's I had left to do some one off thigns to, these will be available as I make them.

The first is an oil tempered finished one with a curved grind and beveled edges. Original one above for comparison.

Available here; http://jgknives.com/collections/jg-tools/products/jg-knives-b-o-c-mod-ii

Tool making has been happening. Made a bending fork out 1" square stock. Drilled two set of holes 3/8 and 1/2 inch as those are the most common stocks I bend for now. It works pretty well and cost all of 8.00 in materials.

The pins can be removed which will allow me to replace them as needed or modify them to get a certain shape or radius bend. I'll probably add another hole at some point if I need.

The second tool this week was a punching plate. I was going to buy one at the cost of about 50.00. I looked for a few weeks for a good chunk of scrap flat stock to use, but nothing came up and buying a piece of mild stock at least 1/2" thick and large enough was not as cheap as I thought it would be. Also buying all the drill bits to make the hole sizes needed was going to make the 50.00 a deal. a 1 1/4" drill bit is expensive.


Not sure how the idea hit me but I found an old weight plate at a garage sale. The hole in the middle was about 1 1/4" so the largest hole was pre-drilled. The steel used for these is pretty soft, so using a hole saw to make the 1" and 3/4" was possible and I had those on hand already. Total cost... $1.00, for the plate.


Loving the cooler evenings that are creeping back in.. Fire pit is in effect! Fire pit cookers getting used quite a bit. I am keeping a few of these in stock at all times now, order here:


Another grill tool is made and offered up for sale, the bottle opener steak turner. This was a fun one and lots of work.

Starts out as a piece of 1/4"x3/4" flat stock about 16" long. Order here:


Well the shop's building permit was approved! Time for the hard work to begin.

Clearing out the woods was a fun task. Oak and poplars made up most of the trees to be cut down.

Peppers are still coming! Bhut Jolokia's and Reapers are dropping finally!

The late season blend is here! A blend of;

Fatali, Bhut Orange Copenhagen, Naga Morich, Chocolate Bhut Jolokia, Trinidad Butch T Scorpions, 7 Pot Brain Strain, 7 Pot Yellow, Habanero Peach, Habanero Pumpkin, Trinidad Sunrise Scorpions, Carolina Reapers, Chocolate Moruga Scorpions, Peter Peppers, Bhut Jolokia Smooth and Wrinkled. 

Order here: http://jgknives.com/collections/hot-peppers-such/products/dried-pepper-powder


At JG Knives & Tools, our Brisket's safety is our top priority!

Rubbed down with my own seasoning and ready for a date with the smoker!

The weekly "artsy" shot! Hand forged bottle opener and some Coney Island Root Beer.

Order the opener here: http://jgknives.com/collections/jg-tools/products/jg-knive-hand-forged-bottle-opener

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