Spoons etc. & Swages


Source: Curly George

Swage Blocks incorporating spoons

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



http://www.blackstonemill.com/blktools.htm

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.

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

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tasting spoon forged from a railroad spike



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