|Project by mafe||posted 02-21-2016 11:00 PM||1523 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Carving knifes from old plane iron
spoon knife from jig saw blade
Made a couple of carving knifes from a old Chinese hand forged plane iron.
Also a go on a spoon carving knife from a jig saw blade.
The knifes cuts like a dream so I am really pleased, the spoon knife will come to test at a later time, but cuts well and seems to hold a good edge after making a few test cuts.
I used the ‘sandwich’ method for these knifes, new to me and really effective, might use this on other tools in the future, on the tools where I can accept a glueline down the handle.
You can read more in the Carving knifes from old plane iron – spoon knife from jig saw blade blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/79146 and see how they were made.
1. The knifes.
2. Cutting out the blades from a old plane iron.
3. Splitting the handle on the band saw.
4. Glue up.
5. Rough shaping.
6. Fine shaping.
This is what it’s all about, a self made tool that fits perfectly in your hand.
Thank you: Flemming and Terje for the handle wood.
Hope it can inspire, perhaps even make some old blades get a new life.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.