View Full Version : darci's is forging for the first time tonight

09-19-2009, 05:43 PM
hey guy's i got my kid for the night ,the wife is off playing bunko and the kid is home with dad so we're going to do a science project we're going to change the molecules of steel in to a knife and film it for her science class she is forging for the first time tonight thanks to this site she wants to spend more time with the dad in the shop . so she is going to forge a knife and try to sell it to get money for her wash. DC TRIP THIS YEAR . SO THE NIGHT IS GOING TO BE GREAT THANKS GUYS !!!!!PIC'S TOMORROW also she has amost finished her knife for her teacher pic's tomorrow after softball have a great night i will

09-19-2009, 05:47 PM
My son is going on a trip to D.C too. It is not cheap that's for sure!

Bill Coye
09-19-2009, 05:50 PM
Both of my kids went to DC - worth every dime.


09-19-2009, 05:59 PM
Congrats Darci!! That is so cool that she is forging for the first time. What a lucky girl!!

Mike Jones
09-19-2009, 06:19 PM
I went to DC for a school trip two years ago (8th grade) and I had a blast. I just wish I could say I forged to go. :p

Jeff Pearce
09-19-2009, 10:32 PM
Clint that is great...Have fun...Clint and Darci are going to raffle off some billets and other items to help pay for Darci's trip. so keep watching the raffle section.. we have to help darci get to D.C...

09-19-2009, 11:13 PM
Be sure and broadcast when the items go up on the block.

09-19-2009, 11:15 PM
ok the kid is hot she forged her first blade tonight and even tapered the handle i dont even do that !!!!! i asked her where she learn that she said a video she saw and thought it looked cool,"why don't you do that POPS " i said because i don't know how " she says i'll teach ya !!!!!!!!! dam girls they think they know it all ,guess i better start watching her "LOL" here some pic's the one more set of pic's next post then more "LOL"

09-19-2009, 11:18 PM
next pic's of darci forging

09-19-2009, 11:24 PM
tapered handle where she learn that ?????? i don't even do that !!!!!!
i better start stepping it up some !!!!!

Jeff Pearce
09-20-2009, 03:11 AM
very nice work darci...2thumbs

09-20-2009, 03:28 AM
Looks like you two have such a good time, her work is great. I do worry about Darci not wearing eye protection when she was working on the belt grinder.

Mike Barton
09-20-2009, 05:35 AM
Looks like you two have such a good time, her work is great. I do worry about Darci not wearing eye protection when she was working on the belt grinder.

+1 on the eye protection.

Don't let her stop now, you two will continue to have a great time and forge a stronger father daughter bond. :D

Great looking knife so far, please continue as a WIP through to completion of her first forged blade. cool 1

09-20-2009, 06:13 AM
Great work on that knife Darci!!

Bill Coye
09-20-2009, 06:19 AM
You hit that one over the fence Darci!


The Hook
09-20-2009, 07:31 AM
That's really awesome work! I can't wait to get back home and get my knife making started back up!

09-20-2009, 08:04 AM
Very cool! 2thumbs

Not the forge, though.:D

Rusty McDonald
09-20-2009, 08:07 AM
Nice to see the younger generation getting into the trade. Good job Darci

09-20-2009, 08:30 AM
Go Darci, Go Darci! Show your Daddy a one-up! That's great! Tapered gives a very nice professional look to a blade.

09-20-2009, 10:50 AM
Outstanding! Great workmanship Darci! 2thumbs

09-20-2009, 11:33 AM
Great Job Darci. I really like the tapered tang. I don't know about the rest of you guys, but that is something I look for in all customs I buy. I just think it gives a better feel to a knife personally.


09-20-2009, 11:42 AM
+2 on Darci needing safety glasses when she's at the grinder!!!!!!!!! :eek:

I've had steel slivers CARVED out of my eye two separate times, and I HAD been wearing safety glasses. I can only imagine how many times it would have been if I didn't wear them all the time.

Now that that's out of the way...

WAY COOL pics and experience!!!!! 2thumbs cool 1

09-20-2009, 01:55 PM
nice work darci , in 6 months or so you'll be better than the ol man !

p moore
09-22-2009, 07:40 AM
I couldn't even get any of my girls to check their own oil or tire pressure.
Great job Darci !!

09-22-2009, 10:05 AM
Can't wait to see it as it progresses.2thumbs