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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #4: Crooked and hook knifes - from steel to tool II

05-05-2016 11:09 AM by mafe | 10 comments »

Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool II (part two). Last blog ended with the crooked blade in the forge, so we better start here by getting it out. But first I heated the oil that will be used for quenching the blades, just up to a little over room temperature. Simply by dipping a red hot piece of iron into it a couple of times. Taking of happy, this was a happy way to start the day.Filiz brought croissants and just baked sour dough bread and put fresh strawberries on top....

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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #3: Crooked and hook knifes - from steel to tool I

05-05-2016 12:27 AM by mafe | 11 comments »

Crooked and hook knifesfrom steel to tool (Part one). To get a forge was a wish of being able to make tools when I needed them, tools I would love to try and use or that I could not get.So first project was to make me a crooked knife and a medium sized hook knife, that is what this is about.The hook knife just for the joy and to have a medium size after making the small version on the blacksmith class I took. This knife will join me on the Turkey travels in the future.The crooked knife ...

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Carving tools #6: Carving knifes from old plane iron - spoon knife from jig saw blade

02-21-2016 09:05 PM by mafe | 17 comments »

Carving knifes from old plane ironspoon knife from jig saw blade With a soft spot for tool making and beauty, I decided it was time to make my own carving knifes, found a wonderful old Chinese hand forged plane iron in a drawer of junk in my workshop and decided to give it a go. This is what we will end up with, two carving knifes and a long blade spoon knife.(This sketch was made after they had come to life). Started up with no real plan, just that I wanted two blades, one flat and ...

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Carving tools #5: Spoon knife or scorp leather sheaths another version

02-20-2016 03:31 PM by mafe | 17 comments »

Spoon knife or scorp leather sheaths another versionAs seen on the web Sometimes we see something that makes us say; ’Why did I not think of this’ ! These sheaths are for spoon knifes with half circle or more in curve, or for your scorps, but can be used for many other tools also.I love the idea because it’s so simple and easy to make. The last blog in tis series was me showing the old spoon knife with it’s new handle.Now it’s time to make it a sheath. ...

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Carving tools #3: Spoon knife leather sheaths.

02-14-2014 12:33 PM by mafe | 27 comments »

Spoon knife leather sheathsI know it’s not made of wood – lol. Since I care for my tools and the spoon knifes when useful are razor sharp, I thought it would be wise to make them some sheaths, to replace the rubber once I made from bicycle tire tube (they did not stand the sharp edge and were not sexy at all – lol). After browsing the web a little, I found a type I liked and the rest was as they say at Nike: ‘just do it’ or Sinatra: http://youtu.be/kF-rtkrcQRg...

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