|Project by mpmitche||posted 03-11-2012 04:27 AM||1311 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
After watching a recently uploaded episode of The Woodwrights Workshop I decided I wanted to try my hand at spoon carving. Being unable to find a decent hood knife locally I searched the internet. There are some nice knives out there but the ones I wanted would take at least a couple weeks to receive. My impatients led me to making my own. I forged the blade from 5/16th O1 drill rod bent it and sharpened it (on sandpaper and stones which took forever). The asymentical handle was split out of some walnut scrap I had. While it looks a little odd the shape actually fits my hand well for carving in the Swedish style. Between this and a Sloyd knife I have had for years I started my first spoon. Its still a work in progress but is almost ready to sit out and dry so I can get a cleaner finish on it.
-- Mike, Western New York