Don't spend big bucks on your knife shop! You don't need to spend a fortune to start making fantastic knives. Noted knifemaker Wayne Goddard provides outstanding step-by-step instructions for making your own tools, finding the right steel and forging, grinding and heat-treating knives on a budget. Wonderfully illustrated with full-color photography, Goddard's book guides you through the knifemaking process from start to finish and even includes a budget breakdown showing everything you need is available to bargain prices. Goddard even explains and demonstrates the making of wire Damascus blades with the simplest of tools. Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop is a find companion volume to Goddard's book The Wonder of Knifemaking and provides all the details you need to start making knives on a budget.
Following on the heels of Goddard's hot-selling "how to" book, "The Wonder of Knifemaking", this new book expands on the author's popular column in "Blade" magazine to show knifemakers of all skill levels how to create helpful gadgets and supply their shop on a shoestring. 75 photos.
“Your questions, comments, and sometimes complaints are what keep me going as a writer. Keep it coming!” ~ Wayne Goddard As a columnist for BLADE Magazine, Wayne Goddard has been answering real questions from real knifemakers for more than twenty years. Now, find all the details in one place in this handy reference for every knifemaker, amateur or professional. • Clear and precise answers on every aspect of knifemaking, from selecting steel to heat treating and finishing the blade. • Tips and tricks for knifemakers of all skill levels. • Completely revised and updated with more than 11 years of new answers.