Friday, May 09, 2008

Readers interested in carving spoons might be interested in how to make a knife for carving them. Caraboo Blades offers a tutorial. The crooked knife I use and as shown above has a tiny little blade perfectly suited to quiet carving, even on the go. No workshop or workbench required. The photo above shows from left, a cold steel knife blank, my handy spoon knife, a crooked knife we made at the New England Association of Woodworking teachers conference in 2003, and a crooked knife made with Clear Spring high school students in 2004 using an old band saw blade as a source for steel. The sandpaper wrapped dowel is used for sharpening.

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