Swage Blocks incorporating spoons
Many commercial swage blocks containg 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
Weld to RR spike for a hardy pin
Makes a great ladle swage.
Start with a steel fence post cap
|+||½" wide flat bar
Whatever length you want!
¼" square rod
3⁄16" Round bar
2 rivets for attaching the handle to the bowl
Yes I know there are holes in the
bottom. I made it 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.
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.
Gee Mom, look what else I've found!
- Hand-forged spoons. copper and steel. blacksmith | cutlery | Pinterest
- Google Images - blacksmith forged spoons
- BEGINNER BLACKSMITHING: How to Forge a Spoon
- Forging An Iron Spoon
- Forging a Barbeque Spoon
- How to forge a Fancy Colonial Spoon..
- Forging a spoon - Full Process
- How to make a Rustic Spoon using a Railroad Spike
- Blacksmithing - Forging a spoon. (2009)
- Blacksmithing Part 15 Making tools for Spoons and Ladles
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