Today we’ll be making two knives from a $5 machete blade. While I’m using a very thin stainless steel machete, the same basic method will work for other machete styles.
How do you like these shorter, more condensed videos?
Thank you for watching and for all the support and kind words! Enjoy!
Since a lot of people were asking, here’s a list of all the tools I used, most are from Harbor Freight. All of the name brand tools I bought at garage sales, and I’ll list those with what I paid and a link to the comparable tool at Harbor Freight.
Keep in mind that prices change as things go on sale. You can also make do with a lot less, I just used what I already have on hand. Everything I did here could be done with just an angle grinder and power drill. Hope this helps!
-Machete – http://www.harborfreight.com/18-in-machete-with-serrated-blade-62683.html
-Screwdriver – garage sale $0.50 – http://www.harborfreight.com/2-x-4-inch-phillips-screwdriver-94707.html
-Drill Press – http://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-5-speed-bench-drill-press-60238.html
-Drill Bit – http://www.harborfreight.com/high-speed-steel-drill-bit-set-13-pc-61723.html
(though I suggest cobalt bits – https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW1263-14-Piece-Cobalt-Pilot/dp/B00004RGVZ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1465774519&sr=8-2&keywords=cobalt+drill+bits
-Bar Clamp – http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-quick-release-bar-clamp-62237.html
-Hack Saw – garage sale $4.00 – http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-hacksaw-62780.html
-6″ Bench Grinder – garage sale $10.00 – http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-bench-grinder-39797.html
-4″x36″ Belt Sander – http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-x-36-inch-belt-6-inch-disc-sander-97181.html
-Clamp On Bench Vise (super handy) – garage sale $3.00 – http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-inch-table-swivel-vise-97160.html
-2lb Jeweler’s Anvil – garage sale $5.00 – https://www.amazon.com/2lbs-Jewlers-Anvil/dp/B00NUB99AI/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1465775031&sr=8-9&keywords=mini+anvil
-1″x30″ Belt Sander – http://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x-30-in-belt-sander-61728.html
-Diamond Sharpening Stone – http://www.harborfreight.com/4-sided-diamond-hone-block-92867.html
Some of my books on Amazon:
Simple PVC Pipe Bows – http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478140917/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Take-Down Archery – http://www.amazon.com/dp/1479348481/?tag=backyardbowye-20
The Impossible Bow – http://www.amazon.com/dp/098324815X/?tag=backyardbowye-20
The Backyard Bowyer – http://www.amazon.com/dp/0983248109/?tag=backyardbowye-20
Darts on Target – http://www.amazon.com/dp/151165385X/?tag=backyardbowye-20