Small spoon knife
making 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 radius spoon knife and could not get one.
And yes it was a challenge and great fun plying at the forge, making something that small.
Basically just some steel, shaped, hardened and sharpened.
I really like this new door that have opened.
Simply drilling a hole in a small block of masurbirch, this wood have the most wonderful grain, like flames.
A hole for the rod to fit in.
Cleaning up so the glue will hang on.
Then epoxy in the hole.
I use the fast version when the job is easy.
Clean of the extra.
Drawing a rough sketch of the handle.
Cutting it on the band saw.
Same on the side.
After rough cutting it on the band saw, I really like the grip I got.
So much that I just sand it light and soak it in linseed oil and brand it.
I feel I managed to make some decent tools now, kind of proud, like a feeling of ending the circle, finally making the whole tool, from iron to handle.
After sharpening they get a leather wrap to protect the blade and then they can become members of the carving family.
Brought it with me to Turkey where we have rented a small house by the sea for the holydays.
Like this I could sit and finish some spoons.
With a view like this, woodworking are getting a new dimension.
Hope this post can inspire others to make their own tools.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.