Blacksmith coal forging classs and the tools I made there.

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Blog series by mafe updated 04-26-2019 12:46 PM 5 parts 17977 reads 57 comments total

Part 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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Part 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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Part 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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Part 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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Part 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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