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Making A Puukko Without Power Tools by Ilkka Seikku

Here is a very interesting piece by Ilkka Seikku about making a puukko without any power tools.  I hope he’ll favor us with a sequel on the leather work aspects of this project. 1,060 more words

Dave reblogged this on Traditional Skills - David Sims and commented:

I found this cool article about making a traditional puukko (knife) and thought others might find it interesting like I did. This article is a reblog of a reblog, as it appears that the original article is no longer available. 31

Coming soon to a Fete near you....

We got told off today (thanks Alan!) for not advertising our scheduled appearances over the summer, so here goes!

We visit our local Fetes and Fayres with our mobile forge set up, doing live forging demos to promote our business and the craft of Blacksmithing. 141 more words


Hand Forging a Tomahawk

Last weekend I had some free time to spend working at the forge. It has been a while since I did any blacksmith work and this tomahawk was a fun project to kick things off with. 454 more words


Scrap Anvil for the shop

I put together a scrap anvil today. I’m sure it won’t hold up forever, but I’m positive it’s better than any cast iron one from harbor freight haha.


Tiny Little Forge

Today I made a forge. It works alright for what it is. I just burned some wood in it to see if I could get any more heat out of it than a campfire. 30 more words


Blacksmith Weekend

The Blacksmith Clan got together last weekend for the opening of Liberty Tool in Liberty, Maine.  We were low on numbers with Bill, Noah, Adriaan, and myself, but we had a heck of a good time.   16 more words


Hardy Tools

Thought I would throw up a picture of the hardy tools I made yesterday while apprentice Allan was making scrolls and nails.

From top going clockwise:  spring fuller, large bending fork(1″gap), small bending fork(1/2″ gap), roll bar, hot cut hardy. 118 more words