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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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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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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 #4: Old hand forged spoon knife - this one gets a new wooden handle....

02-27-2014 03:30 PM by mafe | 16 comments »

Old hand forged spoon knifethis one gets a new wooden handle… Yea yea yea, I’m hopeless. In the beginning of this summer I was out sailing in my kayak – yes I was sailing, not rowing…At the habour I meet a really nice man Henning, he invited me for a coffe and told me he had some old tools he would like to offer me. Months went by and finally I managed to make the visit last week. This is the kayak, when it’s all rigged up for sailing.(I managed 5,1 ...

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