View Full Version : General Metalworking Christmas is here again... (Pic heavy)

RobertG Burns
12-19-2013, 1:24 PM
Like so many other good folks on here I thought I would share some of the Christmas gifts I've made this year. Let me know what you think. Most of these projects were new to me aside from the axe but the spoon, cheese knife, and cutting board were all new, I felt like I was working at the North Pole this past week and no it's not jsut because I live in Minnesota :) But blather aside here are some of the things I made this year...

First up is the cutting board and cheese knife for my sister. The cheese knife is 16 layers of 15n20 and 1084 with a diver salvage oak handle from lake Superior. The cutting board is olive wood, rosewood, maple, 100 year old walnut reclaimed from a local barn, and (what I'm guessing is) cottonwood burl that I dug out of the mud of the Minnesota river a few feet from my shop.

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/scottishsmith24/IMG_2312_zps75bff219.jpg (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/scottishsmith24/media/IMG_2312_zps75bff219.jpg.html)

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/scottishsmith24/IMG_2308_zps353cf609.jpg (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/scottishsmith24/media/IMG_2308_zps353cf609.jpg.html)

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/scottishsmith24/IMG_2305_zps2ebc8efc.jpg (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/scottishsmith24/media/IMG_2305_zps2ebc8efc.jpg.html)

Next up is a small "Viking axe" for my future father-in-law with a white oak handle.

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/scottishsmith24/IMG_2294_zps95e45303.jpg (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/scottishsmith24/media/IMG_2294_zps95e45303.jpg.html)

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/scottishsmith24/IMG_2302_zps9d822e46.jpg (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/scottishsmith24/media/IMG_2302_zps9d822e46.jpg.html)

Followed by a spoon and necklace for my fiance. The spoon being made from curly maple and treated with natural dyes and mineral oils.

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/scottishsmith24/IMG_2287_zps81986e72.jpg (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/scottishsmith24/media/IMG_2287_zps81986e72.jpg.html)

And finally a flesh for for my fiance's uncle who is a big time hunter. This thing is beastly at 30 inches long with 5 inch long tines and a beer bottle opener! Not my prettiest forge welding but it works and I kind of like it.

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s526/scottishsmith24/IMG_2255_zps626f163b.jpg (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/scottishsmith24/media/IMG_2255_zps626f163b.jpg.html)

And that's all for my elf work this week...now to hop on the train and hope security doesn't inspect my bag....


Joe Pfeifer
01-06-2014, 7:43 AM
Wow, great stuff! The fork with the bottle opener is awesome, great idea.

Brian W Smith
01-15-2014, 8:10 AM
"Almost" too pretty to use........nope,I'd have to use them,haha.Love the Viking axe!!

Charles McKinley
01-15-2014, 10:32 PM
Hi Robert,

Very nice touch on the rivet on the cheese knife. I like the shape and pattern on the blade as well.

Stay warm! Looking forward to seeing you at class when things warm up a little.