Good day all. I am a retired Fleet Service Manager and heavy duty mechanic.. I have only been playing with making knives for a year or so. I do not have the facilities where I live but a buddy does forging at his home. So we do it together. I donated a treadmill, some steel and a whole lot of Allen head bolts and we made a great belt grinder. I buy the some of steel, he makes the Micarta handle material and he bought the belts. He also has access to a bunch of new 1 ton coil springs removed from new trucks that make a nice blade. As an old fart of 68 I find this a good way to get out of the house and keep active.