Still need to do a few things, but I've been able to build a few benches and buy a few tools to start making my own knives. Still need to do some experiments with heat treating before I jump straight in, but at least I'm on my way! Here's a little of what I've done so far.
Here's the grinder and disc sander set up for work.
Here's a metal topped table with the new kiln.
And last, but not least, the drill press, compressor, and in the black box is a plasma cutter.
I'm not allowed to build a forge in the garage, but there's a forge a couple of miles from my house, so I'm not sol there. It's amazing how many people you meet in your area once you get talking that have forges, or are in the process of building one.
Thanks for looking!