Spoons etc. & Swages

Source: Curly George
Swage Blocks incorporating spoons

Many commercial swage blocks contain depressions for one or more spoons/ladles/etc.

Serving Spoon Swage

Use a 3 inch pipe elbow and cut out
the swage from the heel of the elbow

Completed serving spoon swage

Eating Spoon Swage

Use an inch and 1/4 pipe elbow and cut the swage out of the heel.
Weld to RR spike for a hardy pin

Ladle Swage

Cut off about 1½ inches of the top of a safety cap from an accetylene or oxy bottle.
Makes a great ladle swage.

Quick Ladle
post cap
Start with a steel fence post cap
+ ½" wide flat bar
Whatever length you want!

¼" square rod

316" Round bar

2 rivets for attaching the handle to the bowl

Rivet header

Rivet set punch

Yes I know there are holes in the bottom. I made this one for dipping water for a coal fire.

Modified Hammer For Swages

Modify a ball pein hammer to work sheet metal into the swages for spoons and ladles
by CurlyGeorge of Curley George Forge via Google Images

Take a ball pein hammer head and grind down the ball somewhat. Then cut off about an inch of the hammer head and grind it to be slightly rounded. This gives you two hammer heads domed to differing degrees to form the metal into the swage.

Tasting spoons

They're made basically the same way as a spoon/ladle, but the handle is drawn out longer (and thinner IMHO). Here is a gallery of pictures I've Googled to show a variety of styles.

18th century fireplace utensil spoon

tasting spoon forged from a railroad spike

    Gee Mom, look what else I've found!

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