The steps I plan to work on describing are:
Planning [for now, please see rapier page below]
Cutting. [for now, please see rapier page below]
Bending. [for now, please see rapier page below]
Welding. [for now, please see rapier page below]
Dishing. Start by using a search engine to look for Bowling / Raising Process - By: Scott J. Swindell . My link to the article went bad.
I've also got some basic info from "The Best of the Hammer" by Brian Flax.
Blade layout and cutting. Created 9/30/98.
Heat treating. Added (begun) 9/5/98.
Forging and Armouring. Not from personal experience, but information I think is useful and worthwhile.
Each Procedure section will be on its own page, and some will also have links to other sources of relevant help.
And now, my favorite part:
Newrapier hilt-making page (begun 9/4/98 and updated several times already!).
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