Made the complementary marlin spike for my buddies wife.
Made my buddy a marlin spike for use on the Brig Niagra. I left on some hammer marks and finished it in bees wax and oil. I was trying to make it look vintage ish. I left the tip a little long. I figure he can grind it to what he wants but can’t stretch it if it is short. Over all very happy with it.
Punisher railroaded spike knife attempt. A guy at work loves Punisher so I thought I would try making him a knife. I should have forged it, and I might try that next time. I ended up using a 4” angle grinder because I have not made any metal carving tools. It looks recognizable so I decided to stop while I was ahead.
Finished the cabinet pulls. At least the leaf ones. All different all forged no grinding. Made a couple every now and then as I did other things over the last couple months. I was thinking about Niggle yesterday and decided I needed to get them done…
My first spring steel knife. The handle had a crack in the wood so I had to sand off way more then I intended. That was a bummer but it’s sharp and after hacking at a couple pallets it keeps its edge even when I hit a nail.
Spike knife number 4 and 5 these ones actually look cool. They still look rustic but way better then the last one. The curved one feels great in the hand, and I quenched in a brine so it will hold a edge.
A Buddy got me a railroad spike to make him a knife. This is my first attempt though I watched a bunch of videos, so I had a good idea what to do. There is not enough carbon in the spikes to keep a good edge but hardened it the best I could, and I got it shave. Even if it will not last.
Foraged for lunch. I love spring.
Gathered ramps today. Every year I post on gathering ramps, but I think I evolve a bit each time. I now only get ramps that are no bigger then my index finger, and no smaller then my pinky. This is because I pickle the bulbs and the best bulbs for canning are that size. I also used a pressure washer to speed up processing a big time saver. I also now value the leaves more then the builds. I make pesto that I add to bread, noodles and hummus. It is one of my all time favorite flavors.
I made 7 cups of pesto, and pickled the bulbs.