MY KNIFE MAKING PASSION
Hi, my name is Owen and I am twelve years old . I make all my knives out of 1080 high carbon steel. It goes through a heat treatment process to give it the best edge retention. I also enjoy lathe turning projects.
I have always enjoyed working with my hands, being outside and learning how things are made and work. When I was about 9 I started getting interested in making my own knives. I tried to make my own forge using flower pots and kale wool. I used any metal I could find. It did not work well, but I learned a lot from it and it was fun! I started doing some more serious research figuring out how I could set up my small but functional forge. I purchased some fire brick and a few blow torches and I was in working order.
In April of 2019 I was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic lymphoma. My projects came to a halt and I found myself with LOTS of down time to research projects I would want to do when I was better. I learned a lot during this time and was anxious to get started creating again.
My initial treatment was given at St. Jude in Memphis, TN where I formed many dear friendships with my caregivers and fellow patients! I was able to come home during the summer but was still receiving heavy treatment through the St. Jude affiliate here in town. I started working in the garage on different projects as I had energy to. For Christmas I received a mini lathe that I was eager to use in my shop.
This Spring of 2020 I entered my maintenance phase of treatment which will continue for the next few years. Even though I still receive weekly treatments, I feel a lot better and have a lot more energy. I have enjoyed working out in the garage more and have started realizing one of my dreams with this website. I want to share my passion of making with others and the pleasure of using handmade items.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!
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