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Small spoon knife with hand forged blade

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Project by mafe posted 04-03-2016 02:27 PM 870 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small spoon knife
with hand forged blade

This post is from the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/82266


Pictures:
1. The knife.
2. Small diameter for small areas.
3. At the coal forge.
4. Drawing the rough shape.
5. Making a handle.
6. Here with the gauge I made also.


Some weeks ago I took a blacksmith class in blade making, it was a old dream that I in this way could make every part of the tool. managed to make four knife blades, a spoon carving knife and this gouge in the two days the class took.


Then I went on holydays in Turkey and when I came home it was time to put handles on the tools first.

Hope it can inspire others to make tools.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





9 comments so far

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doubleDD

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 12:00 AM

Not much of a carver but making your tools and handle are some of the best times in woodworking. Great atmosphere too. Gives you a clean state and peace of mind. Nice job Mafe.

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

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swirt

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 12:58 AM

Nice looking tools Mafe. Good job living out your dream ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Sasha

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 05:59 PM

Good afternoon. Tell me please in the letter in detail what training in oil (what oil)???? Write in detail, I badly know English. In total as to the First grader. I will be grateful.

-- Ganchik Sasha

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stefang

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 06:08 PM

Most of us have to buy things like this, but you manage to just make them yourself. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#5 posted 04-09-2016 12:40 PM

Hi,
Stefang, I also bought, but for a long time I just had that wish to make from nothing, to make exactly what I need and to fix or redo, hope this will by my ticket, at least I believe it will bring me some wonderful hours.
Sasha, hope you got all the details in the mail.
swirt, lovely to see you, yes that is what we should all do, live it out.
doubled, yeps that nails it.

For others there are some good info here:
Sandvik tempering guide added:
http://smt.sandvik.com/en/products/strip-steel/strip-products/knife-steel/hardening-guide/purpose-of-hardening-and-tempering/

A Woodworker’s Guide to Tool Steel and Heat Treating:
http://www.threeplanes.net/toolsteel.html

Thank you for your fine words.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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jeffwedekind

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#6 posted 04-18-2016 03:17 PM

Getting close to “leaping” into a blacksmith class myself. Thanks fur the “nudge”. thanks also for the links. I’ve seen a few tutorials but the second one is written in terms I seem to get.
Cheers.

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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mafe

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#7 posted 04-18-2016 05:45 PM

Hi Jeff,
You will enjoy that little adventure I am sure, I have become infected with metal here.
Bought a small gas forge and setting up these days a small forging area in the shop.
So keep a eye on my blog here on LJ in the near future, I will write of my adventures.
And pls let me know if you find gold info on your way.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 04-18-2016 08:40 PM

That looks like a great shop made tool, Mads. Now, if you don’t have something but need it you can just make it, by golly!
Are you having fun yet? That’s a pretty silly question isn’t it? Keep up the good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mafe

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#9 posted 04-18-2016 09:57 PM

Yes dear Charles I am having a load of fun!
I love to do the Golly. Smiles.
I’ll keep up the best I can.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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