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Handy tools #8: Knife making tools

06-09-2019 05:26 PM by Dave Polaschek | 12 comments »

I’ve been making stacked birch bark knife handles lately, and found a couple tools that made the process much easier. Note that the basic tools needed are something to cut the birch bark to size (unless you’re buying stacks from Russia, which are a pretty good deal, but a little short to do a complete job), and something to scrape the papery bits and any fungus off the outside of the bark. A card scraper will do just fine for the latter. You’ll also need something to put holes in the bark....

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #5: Bend knife / spoon knife

04-26-2019 12:46 PM by mafe | 5 comments »

Bend knife / spoon knifefrom blade to knife Just realized I had enough pictures to make this part two, so that’s why you get it now and not in the first part. This is the blade I made at the blacksmith class, with the Viking blacksmith Jonas Bigler, here in Denmark, on Zealand close to my home town Copenhagen. Here I will share the final steps in the blade, since I was not completely happy with what I had made… Once I was home with the blade, I was not happy…Firs...

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #4: Forging with a Viking blacksmith

04-26-2019 11:59 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Forging with a Viking blacksmiththe Danish Jonas Bigler Last time I was taking a blacksmith class here in Denmark, it was on Funen (with wonderful Jørgen), this time it was on Zealand closer to my home town Copenhagen and with a Viking blacksmith. After forging my own tools for a few years now as a joy, to upgrade my woodworking journey, I decided it was time to get some of the rust of my hands and have a real master look at my ways of working, about the methods and what bad habits I ha...

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A super easy carving knife!

06-06-2017 08:11 PM by ShaunMeighan | 6 comments »

Hi folks! This weekend I made a simple carving knife out of an old jigsaw blade! Check it out. View on YouTube

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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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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #3: Small spoon knife, making the handle

04-03-2016 02:24 PM by mafe | 3 comments »

Small spoon knifemaking the handle Simple handle for a small spoon knife.Some tools are both beautiful and functional when kept rough in finish.This spoon knife will have a sideways twist when in use so a strong hold will be useful so my hand will not get tired, also I thought the blade and the handle should have the same grade of finish, so I decided to use some beautiful wood, but to keep it simple and rough. Hand forged blade, welded on to a rod. Made it since I needed a small rad...

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #2: Swan neck bowl gouge

03-31-2016 11:53 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Swan neck bowl gougemaking the handle In this part I will give the swan neck bowl gouge I made a handle so it can be brought to use. This blog is dedicated to my friend Madts who send me some beautiful Mesquite wood that I used a bit of for this handle, while smoking on one of his late fathers pibes (more about this in a later post). Thank you Madts. I bought an old tractor rage tooth (app 70 cm total) and from a piece of this I made a go on a Swan neck bowl gouge. The steel are a re...

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Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there. #1: Two days intensive class on Fyn, Denmark.

03-30-2016 11:56 PM by mafe | 27 comments »

Two days intensive classon Fyn, DenmarkThree weeks ago I participated in a two days intensive knife forging class on Fyn, Denmark, with my good friend Flemming who is an artist (painter), but also a tool nerd like my self.It was blacksmithing by a coal fired forge and then the technique of shaping, hardening and tempering the blades.Jørgen are a wonderful teacher, he throws you into the fire, no time to ask questions or feel doubt, just do it and so we did.(I took a class there in 2007, learn...

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LJ friends and gifts. #21: Jamies two face knife ;-)

08-20-2014 01:16 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Jamies two face knifeperhaps the brother knife… Hi LJ’s, I have been offline for a while, had a wonderful summer, but ran out of energy at the end.As some of you know I have chronically pains and this combined with too much happening, kind of got me at the end (two sides).So I have been comfortably numb for a while (pale face)...Now I try to take little steps and let life run in the veins again and what is better than to share a little on LJ. As many of you know I visited my...

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