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What can you make from a spanner?

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  • 1 month later...
On 9/7/2017 at 6:51 AM, ausfire said:

Fair enough. It was good practice in forging the knife shape anyway. I guess I can't expect it to keep its edge for long. Might be good for letter openers though.

I've used old Ford wrenches from the early 1900's to make knives. I anneal then super quench with good results. Not like spring steel, but better than a spike knife. It's the Ford logo that really sells them.

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We Had a weekend playing with old spanners back in 2004, sorry about the picture quality.


This one started aas a single ended spanner, and  finished as a Twybil, used for making willow hurdles for fences or animal pens


A selection of the items made


An large ring spanner made int a candleholder, and a double open ended one made into mini bootscraper.

Found a great difference in materials used when the spanners were made.





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