Anthony San Miguel
I have several feet of various diameter cable and I want to forge a knife out of some. I know that the cleaner the cable is the better it will weld. What is a good way to remove most of the grease/gunk from the cable? Is it safe to assume that the heat from the forge will remove most of what is left after I clean it?
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jmccustomknives
I don't ever clean the cable.  Really, if you do the proper procedures there's no reason to.  Have you seen the video I did on welding cable?  You can find them on this thread.  http://www.theironforgefire.com/post/my-submission-to-iron-in-the-pot-7345234?pid=1287844609#post1287844609

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Anthony San Miguel
Glad to hear that. I'll watch the videos tonight. Thanks!
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jmccustomknives
If you run into anything I didn't address or left unclear let me know.  I'm planning on another video this fall when it cools off.  That fan and forge together was to much background noise.  [confused]  Not that I like to hear myself, I have a face for radio and a voice for the silent movies.[eek]

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Anthony San Miguel
I finally got around to watching the last two videos and I really enjoyed them! Very informative. Thanks!
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