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Project by mafe posted 02-27-2014 03:40 PM 3556 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Old hand forged spoon knife
this one is made of wood – lol.

One day i was out for a sail, I meet a wonderful old man, Henning on the harbor, he invited me for a coffee and told me he had some old tools he would like to offer me.
We finally meet and had a wonderful afternoon in his house, he had so many story’s from a long life full of travels to tell about.

One of the tools are this little spoon knife, that i now gave a new life.
You can read more in the blog:

1. The knife after restore.
2. A bunch of old tools.
3. The blade.
4. Turning a new handle.
5. Rebirth.
6. Sharpening.

Thank you Henning.

Hope the little blog can inspire others; to restore old tools.

Best thoughts,

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

15 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-27-2014 03:43 PM

Great restoration, how does it cut?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 03:58 PM

Great work Mads.

-- I never finish anyth

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 04:12 PM

Looks like you are having fun, making friends and picking up more tools. Excellent rehab on the knife, if I
were closer, I would offer to take some of the other items off your hands. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 02-27-2014 04:26 PM

Nice work Mads. I would gladly restore some old hand tools if they were available here, but after quite a few years I have failed to find any with the exception of some really bad looking wooden bodied planes that looked like they were made by farmers who probably got good use out of them a long time ago, but which were in such bad condition that they were not worth the effort of restoring them. There is probably more available in the east of the country, but not where I live.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-27-2014 04:31 PM

Come on Mike. Everybody knows that Norway is so long and narrow that it only has a north and south, but no east and west. Sweden is only a stones throw from Bergen. :)

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 02-27-2014 04:56 PM

Great save on a very interesting tool!!( Hmmm just might come in handy for those tough fits in carving.) where about was this house on the harbor Mads ?

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 12:01 AM

Great restoration Mads!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 02-28-2014 12:51 AM

I always love a story that goes with a tool.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 02-28-2014 01:44 AM

Good story to go with the tool.
You did a wonderful job bringing the tool back to usable condition and saving it from the scrap pile .
I love old tools that have a connection to a known previous owner and this should both of you smile .

-- Kiefer

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 02-28-2014 08:33 AM

Nice Mads, It looks like a good solution with the full ring


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 02-28-2014 01:29 PM

Gr8 restoration

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 02-28-2014 06:13 PM

Leave it to you to find someone with some old tools to get rid of. I can already see those things coming back to life in a future post. Nice work on restoring the spoon knife

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 03-02-2014 04:16 AM

Great job, my friend. I love that handle. Plenty of gripping area…..............jIM

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

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#14 posted 06-19-2014 07:38 PM

Your post reminded me that I bought this some time ago without knowing what it was. Most people thought it might be a kitchen tool. I’m not so sure.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#15 posted 06-19-2014 08:17 PM

YorkshireStewart: Yes that one is not easy to guess…
I guess you think of my old spoon knife.
Can see I never got to asy thanks for the coments, sorry.
Thank you all, for your nice comments, the house is behind the trees, smiles, it cuts quite well, but I have to Work on the sharpening angle.
Big smile thanks,

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

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