In recentlies video Clay Hayes utilized his old coal create to construct a tomahawk from an old rasp. Then he went and collected an eastern red cedar tree (juniper household) to start the procedure of making a sinew backed primitive bow.
Today we will create a bow making knife to outline our longbow. Once again utilizing the coal create and an old farriers wear Clay develops a single bevel shaving knife that will be utilized comparable to a draw knife or block airplane to shave the cedar bow stave into shape.
The knife making procedure starts with lighting the create and vanquishing the rough shape with hammer and anvil. When the preferred shape is reached, the blade is hardened which softens the take for simpler file work. When the knife blade is cool, Clay improves the edge with the file, producing the single bevel that will be handy in forming the wood bows limbs.
When the edge is formed and sharpened, the steel requires to be solidified through heating it up red hot and satiating it in water. This quick cooling solidifies the steel however likewise makes it fragile.
Tempering the blade enhances the durability and minimizes the brittleness. Utilizing a damp rag to keep the cutting edge cool while heating up the back edge develops a variable firmness which permits the thin cutting edge to stay tough while making the thicker spline softer and more springy.
In the next video Clay will utilize his brand-new shaving knife to outline the primitive bow from the tree he collected in part 1. Once the stave reaches a wetness material of around 10 percent, we will sinew back it. While the sinew is treating, Clay will create broadheads or trade points and start dealing with primitive river walking stick arrows for an approaching hog hunt.
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