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Project by mafe posted 04-20-2019 09:24 PM 5279 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pocket drawknife
One for the road

Once again a tool made by your own hands, to be used by your own hands, this time a pocket size drawknife, that will be my tour buddy, when I’m out there with my hammock, playing in nature, as a part of my tool set.

The post is from the blog:

1. The pocket draw knife.
2. Let’s make some noise.
3. Roughly shaped.
4. Forging the blade.
5. Quenching in oil.
6. Sharpening.

Hope this can inspire you to make your own tools.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Don W

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#1 posted 04-20-2019 09:35 PM

Looking good

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 04-20-2019 09:48 PM

Looks like a nice little tool. Waiting to see the pocket shave-horse! ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 10:00 PM

Very nice job on that drawknife!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-20-2019 10:04 PM

Well done Mads.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 04-21-2019 01:14 AM

Again, one cool project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 04-21-2019 03:26 AM

Such a cute little creation. Handy too. Nicely done Mafe.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 04-21-2019 05:32 AM

I see it as very handy tool in shop…great metal job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-21-2019 08:55 PM

Great work. Now you just need a pocket sized shaving horse to go with it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-21-2019 09:04 PM

Talking of shaving horses. Is the one in these pics new? It doesn’t look like the original one you made.

Great job on the drawknife.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#10 posted 04-22-2019 10:40 AM

Hi guys,
Brit, Thank you. Andy you are sharp as always! Yes it’s a new shaving horse / spoon mule / saw bench i build. ;-) A foldable version, that can hang on a wall and easy brought in the car. (Will make a blog about it, I have even made drawing with sizes).
stefang, ha ha ha, yes perhaps a shaving unicorn… Thanks.
majuvla, I have become happy working with metal also now, it’s really rewarding, especially for a making tool nerd as me.
swirt, big smile here.
tyvekboy, thank you.
Druid, thanks.
Jim, smiles thanks.
Dave Polaschek, :-D Is that a pony then? A really small pony… Dwarf… Thanks.
Don, thank you. :-)
Best thoughts to all of you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 04-22-2019 08:46 PM

It’s still COOL & unique… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#12 posted 04-22-2019 11:02 PM

Laughs Joe, and sharp also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#13 posted 04-22-2019 11:45 PM

Loved the video showing how sharp this is!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 04-24-2019 08:28 AM

Thanks Lew, Yes it was not meant as show off, I thought I needed to show, so one could see it was not just a matter of opinion.
Smiles and all the best,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#15 posted 05-24-2019 10:09 PM

Nice to be able to easily pack to the outback and have a little something therapeutic to do when out camping. Great idea Mads.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker ---

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