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Carving knifes from old plane iron - spoon knife from jig saw blade (post)

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Project by mafe posted 02-21-2016 11:00 PM 1476 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.


Pictures:
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.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





14 comments so far

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Brandon

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#1 posted 02-22-2016 12:11 AM

Love the personalities of those knives! Inspiring, as usual, Mafe.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-22-2016 12:33 AM

Very handsome knives, love those handles.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 02-22-2016 01:38 AM

Great looking knives. Those handles look to fit the hand perfectly.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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mafe

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#4 posted 02-22-2016 01:39 AM

Ups link was just updated, sorry.
Brandon, DoubleDD and Rick M, thank you they sure feels good in the hand.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Andy

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#5 posted 02-22-2016 02:04 AM

Nicely done. A handmade tool is always the best tool.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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shipwright

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#6 posted 02-22-2016 02:30 AM

Very “MaFe” tools!
I like the swordfish ….. but then I would. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 02-22-2016 05:40 AM

”Tools with personality” says it all!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 02-22-2016 07:00 AM

Nice knives. I also liked the blog.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 02-22-2016 06:56 PM

Always love your hand made tools mads, :) but I think there is something ‘fishy” about the centre one :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 02-24-2016 03:10 AM

Very nice work Mads

-- I never finish anyth

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#11 posted 02-24-2016 04:11 PM

These are all useful carving tools and at the same time beautiful and ergonomically correct. Great work!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-24-2016 08:51 PM

More beautiful tools from and for your shop, Mads. Going to check out the blog…

-- God bless, Candy

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TimWood

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#13 posted 02-27-2016 01:24 PM

NICE project….you know it’s a great project when 6 photos JUST AREN’T ENOUGH!!!!! :) Thanks

-- Tim Harrelson

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mafe

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#14 posted 02-28-2016 09:13 PM

Hi there,
Timwood, more is more… Laugh.
CFrye, more me playing and creating.
stefang, yes they are by now favorites and fit so well in the hand they just call for it.
Philip, smiles.
Peteg, yes I also have a feeling I might need a life jacket…
Dutchy, thank you.
oldnovice, I will quietly enjoy.
shipwright, smiles yes I am sure you would, when there are none with a boat shape.
Andy Smith, that’s also how I feel.
Thank you all for the comments, I have a smile on my face.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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