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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 #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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Mora 164 Hook Knife Rehabilitation #1: Mora 164 Hook Knife - Why it Needs Help

01-07-2020 02:48 PM by HokieKen | 21 comments »

Well, it’s January again. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions in the typical sense but I do tend to reflect on the previous year and evaluate things I could have done better. So I’ve decided it’s time I gain some weight, get less exercise and drink more beer. Just kidding ;-) But, it does seem like whenever I evaluate the evolution of my own skills as a craftsman and think about the things that I’ve learned, two things come to mind: I’ve gained a...

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Mora 164 Hook Knife Rehabilitation #2: How I Improved it

01-08-2020 03:40 PM by HokieKen | 19 comments »

I say improved vs. fixed because I think there are still some refinements that will help this knife work better but for what little I did, the improvement in function is remarkable. As a short recap from the previous post, the issues that I suspect to be the cause of the poor performance of this knife are: The blade is too bulky There are too many facets to the blade with a cutting bevel that is too short and steep The back of the blade is blunt with sharp edges The blade terminate...

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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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Carving tools #2: Honing stick - field honing and stropping for spoon knifes

01-28-2014 01:31 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Honing stickfield honing and stropping for spoon knifes First little project in the shop after it’s reopening. Made this little drawing in my sketchbook last year and decided it was a good little get ‘started project’. So a piece of a old broomstick. Run through the table saw a little over the center. Making for the slice. Ripping down half way. Finishing the cut. That’s a stick with a slice… Making a groove for a O-ring. Here the O-...

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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 #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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