Carving tools

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Blog series by mafe updated 06-02-2016 11:54 PM 9 parts 75326 reads 130 comments total

Part 1: A handful of carving tools - for spoons, mugs and so.

12-10-2013 12:20 AM by mafe | 7 comments »

A handful of carving toolsfor spoons, mugs and so. Since my workshop is closed for restore I am really low on tools now.But: My wonderful friend Jamie send me a fine spoon plane and I just got a new little palm gouge, since I left my sweet hand forged one on the car roof and drove home one day… Also I had an axe and a spoon knife in the basement here, so now I will actually be able to do a little green woodworking. A handful of tools, knifes I have a bunch here (all self made),...

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Part 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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Part 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:

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Part 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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Part 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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Part 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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Part 7: Wood cup / Kuksa - or just a wonderful way to drink a cappuccino in nature...

02-24-2016 02:19 PM by mafe | 12 comments »

Wood cup / Kuksaor just a wonderful way to drink a cappuccino in nature… After a walk in the forest with Filiz I came home with some wood…Just could not resist since I just worked on my carving tools.So it was time to put some of these tools to work. I had no plan for the green wood when I brought it home, but I realized that this one had the size to become a fine little cup, so I cut the wood up for this one.Last time I made a cup I was in Scotland:

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Part 8: Carving tool edge protection - so simple it takes only one picture.

02-24-2016 04:33 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Carving tool sheathso simple it takes only one picture. This is a one picture blog, that’s really all it takes.I have been doing a lot of thinking on how to make sheaths for my carving tools, made different versions and all of them take time to make and none of them works with all shapes.The other day working with my tools I got this simple idea. Yes it’s not a joke.Just find some soft leather, cut a triangle shape that ends in a string shape.Wrap the tool and let the end lo...

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Part 9: Sharpening on the go - small tin of what you need.

06-02-2016 11:54 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Sharpening on the gosmall tin of what you need. I like to bring this small tin when I leave the workshop with sharp tools.More precise when I bring carving tools and a knifes on the go.It just joined me for a travel in Turkey and will again this summer. Yeps nothing fancy, just a a small mint tin. Here next to a Turkish pocket knife. Now open, you will be surprised how much a small tin can hold.What you see here are a flat and a round leather strap for honing. Finger protector (in...

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