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Project by mafe posted 05-05-2016 11:38 AM 1194 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hook knife
medium size

This post is from the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/85130


Pictures:
1. Hook knife.
2. Piece of car spring for the blade.
3. Shaping the cutting edge.
4. Bending the hook.
5. Shaping the Kenyan ebony handle.
6. Hook knife.

UPDATE:


The hook knife got two new sheaths, one to carry and one to close up (triangular).


In the carry.


Hanging out with the travel carving set.

To get a forge was a wish of being able to make tools when I needed them, tools I would love to try and use or that I could not get, a medium sized hook knife was on my wish list.
This knife will join me on the Turkey travels in the future..
You can read more in the blog.

Hope it can inspire others to make tools.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





13 comments so far

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-05-2016 11:50 AM

Sweet knife, Mads!! You’re getting real good at knife making.!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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swirt

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#2 posted 05-05-2016 12:43 PM

Awesome hook knife. I can’t wait to see what you make with it.

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

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 05-05-2016 07:32 PM

I’m reminded of a lathe tool I’d dearly love to have. A ring gouge.
Now, I think, I know how they’re made.
Why is the file in the forge?

-- Mark

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madts

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#4 posted 05-05-2016 08:56 PM

Mads: Stop having fun.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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shipwright

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#5 posted 05-06-2016 12:29 AM

I like them both Mads.
Great to see you having this much fun.

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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 05-06-2016 01:09 AM

You have gotten very good at this. Nice Knife.

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

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mafe

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#7 posted 05-06-2016 04:10 PM

Hi guys,
doubleDD, smiles thanks, it comes quite fast, I am surprised how forgiving the metal is, but I can feel that it like every thing else we do gets better the more we do it, the work of the hand takes practice besides skills. I have no plans of changing horse, so metal will be a hobby of the hobby.
shipwright, yes plenty of fun, the biggest problem is time, never enough of that… Smiles.
madts, I try but it just seems to keep coming here.
MarkW, if you look in the blog you will see how the file is transformed into a crooked knife. You can get quite fare with a propane burner if you want to make simple tools.
Swirt, I will bring it with me this summer to Turkey, then I think it will come to use with some Turkish wood, thanks. (Wonderful to see you around again).
Jim, smiles thanks, I quite enjoy this new path, just hope the days become longer now.
Thanks to all of you.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#8 posted 05-06-2016 04:15 PM

MarkW, you could make a ring gouge from a old wrench, just heat it to red hot and let it cool slowly until soft, then with a round file form the inside and then with a flat the outside. Then harden as I show in the blog.
Smiles,
Mads
If this is the tool: http://www.woodturnersresource.com/extras/lathe_terms/lathe_terms.html

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 05-10-2016 07:18 PM

Looks a bit mid-evil-lish

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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mafe

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#10 posted 05-28-2016 12:46 AM

Smiles Roger, bad-as-ish…

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

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mafe

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#11 posted 06-03-2016 12:11 AM

UPDATE:


The hook knife got two new sheaths, one to carry and one to close up (triangular).


In the carry.


Hanging out with the travel carving set.

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

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madts

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#12 posted 06-03-2016 12:18 AM

Looking good Mads.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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mafe

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#13 posted 06-03-2016 12:29 AM

Thanks Madts, life is sweet also. ;-)
Smiles,
Mads

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

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