I am attempting to make a saw for ripping logs called a maebiki lumberjocks.com/projects/60536 I bought some steel that was 1/32" thick as someone on another forum said that was the kerf of their Maebiki but i have come to find they are typically almost a tenth of an inch. The piece i bought was seven feet and i was wondering if i could laminate 2 halves of it to make one piece 1/16". Any thoughts?
Also, i have found some O1 tool steel that is roughly the size i am looking for. Are there places in metro areas (Minneapolis, MN specifically) that can harden and temper steel and if so where would i look in yellow pages? And why is steel so expensive? It seems to cost more than tools made of it.