Andy98 Posted October 25, 2016 Share Posted October 25, 2016 Hi, I'd like to make a long handled shoe horn, as well as a BBQ fork, each out of just mild steel but would appreciate some starting stock size suggestions. I'll be buying the stock to work with, not re-purposing something else. For the BBQ fork, I thought I'd start with 3/4" round? For the shoe horn, I really don't know. I feel like 3/4" round won't spread out enough to make the horn. I'm tempted to start with a flat bar roughly the width I want in the horn, but then making the rest of the handle round will be a chore (likewise, I think drawing out 3/4 or 1" round will also be a chore, but good practice I suppose?). I will be working only with hand tools. I do not have any fullers, "just" a basic anvil (I figure I can shape the shoehorn reasonably will on the anvil horn?). Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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