my boy had his first go in the forge

The children are off school now and work and childcare have to be juggled over the next few weeks. One day this week Ollie and I spent the morning at the forge, he is very skilled at carving with a knife so I thought I would let him make his own knife. We started with an old car spring, heated it up and Ollie bashed it out thin at the forge.

Then did some rough grinding to get the shape.

On to the tormek grindstone to get a fine edge.

Looking good.

I glued it into a piece of yew and Ollie whittled the handle.

The finished knife, perfect for whittling with.

3 Responses to my boy had his first go in the forge

  1. Vee August 6, 2008 at 10:33 pm #

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  2. Vee August 6, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

    I cant believe this is a work of a 11 year old! The things they can do at that age…great going Ollie!

  3. kelzuki July 19, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    Oh my gosh this is so inspiring. Your kids are awesome.