Hey. #handtoolthursday. Just finished this #marking #knife. Turned the body from #cherry two days ago. Shaped, ground, #hardened, #tempered, then #sharpened the #blade from some  #O1 #toolsteel bar stock. Made the #brass #ferrule too. Now to drive 8 hours to NC today.

Hey. #handtoolthursday. Just finished this #marking #knife. Turned the body from #cherry two days ago. Shaped, ground, #hardened, #tempered, then #sharpened the #blade from some #O1 #toolsteel bar stock. Made the #brass #ferrule too. Now to drive 8 hours to NC today.

I went to my parents for a couple hours last night and did some #turning on my dads #lathe. Here’s a #handle I #turned from some #flamed #maple. Made a little #brass #ferrule too. Ended up using it for my favorite little double cut #metal #file. Probably good that I don’t have a lathe, everything I own would have a fancy handle!

I went to my parents for a couple hours last night and did some #turning on my dads #lathe. Here’s a #handle I #turned from some #flamed #maple. Made a little #brass #ferrule too. Ended up using it for my favorite little double cut #metal #file. Probably good that I don’t have a lathe, everything I own would have a fancy handle!

This weeks other project… making #stairs and a small walkway in my #backyard. Using old #block and #brick that was left at my house, plus a few bags of #concrete. Doing this literally one step at a time. Top will be #marble #slabs that I bought from a friend a few weeks ago. My yard has been seriously neglected for a while. #yardwork

This weeks other project… making #stairs and a small walkway in my #backyard. Using old #block and #brick that was left at my house, plus a few bags of #concrete. Doing this literally one step at a time. Top will be #marble #slabs that I bought from a friend a few weeks ago. My yard has been seriously neglected for a while. #yardwork

I tried making one of these #mini #planes out of a solid piece, rather than #laminating. Drilled a couple small holes through the mouth and used a #chisel for the rest. Not the easiest thing to do in this size. I used scrap black #locust just in case I screwed up. Works ok though. Pardon the dirty hands… Yardwork. #plane #handtools

I tried making one of these #mini #planes out of a solid piece, rather than #laminating. Drilled a couple small holes through the mouth and used a #chisel for the rest. Not the easiest thing to do in this size. I used scrap black #locust just in case I screwed up. Works ok though. Pardon the dirty hands… Yardwork. #plane #handtools

Man, you have to be kidding me.  I’ll gladly apprentice at your shop.
There are plenty of things that I haven’t mastered… like everything.  I’m too busy trying different things to master any one of them.
Thank you though… 
dB

Man, you have to be kidding me.  I’ll gladly apprentice at your shop.

There are plenty of things that I haven’t mastered… like everything.  I’m too busy trying different things to master any one of them.

Thank you though… 

dB

Oh, my #holddowns held down. Still need to tweak the #geometry a bit before I make more. That and I’ll stop improvising and make myself a real #forge. I can’t decide between #gas or #coal, so I’ll make both. Not sure which first, all I know is that I can’t stop drawing #tools I want to make. #iron #blacksmithing.

Oh, my #holddowns held down. Still need to tweak the #geometry a bit before I make more. That and I’ll stop improvising and make myself a real #forge. I can’t decide between #gas or #coal, so I’ll make both. Not sure which first, all I know is that I can’t stop drawing #tools I want to make. #iron #blacksmithing.

Started making little #plane bodies. One in black #locust and #rosewood for a #compass plane and the other in #Bocote for a high angle. Never made either of these styles before. Actually I’ve only made one before. I’ll see how these turn out before working on the others. Throwing this in between some neglected #yardwork. #tools #handtools #woodwork

Started making little #plane bodies. One in black #locust and #rosewood for a #compass plane and the other in #Bocote for a high angle. Never made either of these styles before. Actually I’ve only made one before. I’ll see how these turn out before working on the others. Throwing this in between some neglected #yardwork. #tools #handtools #woodwork

I almost forgot #handtoolthursday. Hope this works. My #anvil, some #tongs and #hammers with some random #fullers and #hardy #tools in the box. Attempting this #blacksmithing thing outside as soon as I make a #coal fire.

I almost forgot #handtoolthursday. Hope this works. My #anvil, some #tongs and #hammers with some random #fullers and #hardy #tools in the box. Attempting this #blacksmithing thing outside as soon as I make a #coal fire.

I almost forgot #handtoolthursday. Hope this works. My #anvil, some #tongs and #hammers with some random #fullers and #hardy #tools in the box. Attempting this #blacksmithing thing outside as soon as I make a #coal fire.

I almost forgot #handtoolthursday. Hope this works. My #anvil, some #tongs and #hammers with some random #fullers and #hardy #tools in the box. Attempting this #blacksmithing thing outside as soon as I make a #coal fire.

My first #blacksmithing project. Made a #hold-down for my #workbench. This afternoon.  It’s not pretty but I think it will work. Really think I need to get the #forge hotter, especially for this thicker stuff.

My first #blacksmithing project. Made a #hold-down for my #workbench. This afternoon. It’s not pretty but I think it will work. Really think I need to get the #forge hotter, especially for this thicker stuff.