making ladles, and large spoons
Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:03 PM
Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:24 PM
BUT! if you or your client likes the hammer marks then all the above is just type on a page! I like both ways and will make a few of each when making ladles.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 11:48 PM
There`s also instructions for making both wood and plastic mallets there too if you can`t find that info here under sheet metal,non-ferrous or armor work.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 01:04 AM
Posted 15 September 2010 - 01:33 AM
All you need is the plastic(or wood),a wood lathe and a decently sharp chisel.
I find making the hollows in the stump to be more trouble.
Don`t know what your shop consists of there Clay so your mileage may vary.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:05 AM
Probably need to learn how to anneal the materials and work cold for such thin stuff.
Also the high density plastics make neat hammers and can be turned on a wood lathe with carbide tooling.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:41 AM
I've always heard this, so I'm just passing it along.
That said, I've since wondered about the big, unlined copper pots used for apple butter. Seems like there isn't much problem there.
But if apple butter is wrong, I don't want to be right.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:30 PM
but seriously, i wouldn't worry about copper leaching unless you leav the spoons in the food during storage. i would love to get one of those copper kettles, because we have a lot of apples this year and we aren't sure if the root cellar is finished enough to keep them in. we have a large cast iron kettle but you can't make apple butter in them or they crack.
looks like were making cider and wine this year!
Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:43 PM
Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:19 AM
Copper and steel can be forged the same. You have to do copper at a little lower heat, do not go above a red heat. As long as you have a rounding hammer that comes close to fitting the swage you intend to use, the copper or steel will conform nicely to your shape. I have forged copper and watched Brian Brazeale do it on a larger scale, it is some great stuff to forge. It will teach you hammer control as well as anything because you can see every mark you leave. I do not have a swage block therefore any spoons or ladles I make are shaped with a wood stump. Wood works just as well with steel. Its like everything, the more you forge the better you get. Make several of the same thing. Take a picture of the first one then take a picture of the last one and show us how you did. You will definitely learn something and if you share what you leaned with us we can all benefit from it.
Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:49 AM
Having a dishing spot on your anvil stump also works---if you are using a stump bigger than the anvil base!
Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:32 PM
btw, im sure they have it on your side of the pond, its probably called something different though.
Posted 17 September 2010 - 07:40 AM
You'll also see some pics of the big copper pots being stirred with wooden paddles.
Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:18 AM
Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:17 AM
Posted 19 September 2010 - 07:13 PM
I make apple butter every year and give away all but a few pints for myself.
It's not course like apple sauce. Depending on the amount of cloves you can make it as spicy as you like. Good on toast or english muffins.
Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:09 PM
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:04 PM
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