Now it is time to carve the bowl of the spoon. Since the top surface of the spoon bowl needs to be lowered somewhat and I will lose my drawing of the heart, I started by roughly shaping the perimeter of the bowl so I didn’t lose the shape. I also transferred my layout lines to the side of the spoon because I didn’t want to lose them either. I will need to remove wood from the top, bottom and sides of the twisted stem section also to gain better access when shaping the under...
Knife reconstructionmy ancestor the pirate Jens RasmussenOk, he might not be Jonny Depp and I have no idea from where my smile came, but this is what I come from, Jens Rasmussen and his wife, Jens are also known as the Pirate since he was captured at sea by the English and was prisoner at the Thames in England in a prison ship. At Odder museum in Jutland, Denmark, there are some of his stuff and amongst it are this little fine knife he made while he was prisoner in 1813-1814. I took a f...
Stanley 5.5 blade knifeshanging out with my friend Ron I’m here in Scotland now, visiting my friend Jamie.Also have the chance to see a few of the lads from last year, one of them is Ron, Ron has a thing with knifes, so when he saw a knife I had made he said I could drop it of at his place…The day before Jamie showed me a old worn out Stanley 5.5 blade he had lying around.2+2=knife… ok I’m not a mathematician, more a magician I guess.So I said to Ron; ’ if you...
not sure if this link showed up but I tried pasting it from my Facebook page. If not, you can just go to the page. I will be adding more as I finish them. www.facebook.com/piddlinchic I’ve been having fun with these knives. Recycling “trash” has it’s own rewards. I could probably do a better job and save a lot of time by buying steel stock or precut knife blades, but this is much more fun and challenging.
Well, I’ve decided to put my newly found carving hobby aside briefly while I play with some scrap wood and old skil saw blades. My father-in-law makes rustic furniture and I started going through his scrap pile to discover he has a lot of small chunks of beautiful wood. We cut some curved oyster knife blanks from burnt up skil saw blades and I rummaged through his scrap wood and have found some really nice pieces. This is a new endeavor, so we will see how many I ruin before...
SpokeshaveMade from the Lee Valley small shave kit. Beech body. Knives The outer ones are small carving knives. Jatoba on the left and african mahogany on the right. The middle is an ebony marking knife. The blades on the carving knives are HCS jigsaw blades, while the blade on the marking knife came from Grizzly. Chisel Plane Quite possibly the ugliest, crudest plane in my collection. Well, no. Definitely the ugliest and crudest. But it does what it needs to do. Mahoga...
My new (to me) Unisaw didn’t come with any safety equipment, and I’ve been having trouble finding a splitter that I like, so I decided that until I find one I really like, I’ll just make one and add it to my new ZC throat plate. I laid in bed last night racking my brain over what material I might have that would be easy to work with and I remembered some old shelf brackets I wasn’t using. I popped the end cap off, cut the dog legs off, did most of the filing and shapin...
Use up a few scraps and the rest of the 10” table saw blade for this easy made marking knife. Check the video out HERE! As always, please subscribe!
Hernia repair recovery #2: Ok Post number three in this series and I've finally got something to say
I’ve now decided on what my next project is. A small pendant in Boxwood. It will, of course by a heart but it is based on a more complex heart design than just the basic one. This is a design that I have used before but never published and I don’t remember seeing anyone else using it but of course someone will see this and put me right on that. So the design is based upon two stylised heads, suggested as being male and female, and the way they come together forms a heart, we...
Well, yesterday I was in hospital for a triple hernia repair, I’m not sure how I managed that but that’s life I suppose. Anyway, here I am with time on my hands and the urge to create something but sore as hell, not allowed to lift anything heavier than a cup of tea and unable to walk long distances. So what do I do about this. Well, I’ve caught up on posting some past projects on here and I thought maybe I should start something new and document progress. I’...
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