Sunday, 21 October 2012

My weekend by nettie

For twenty-one long and tiring (but oh so exciting) hours over the weekend at Tharwa Valley Forge, I heated and hammered steel ...
 into the vague shape of a blade....
 heated some more...
 ground and sanded those blades on noisy, fast-moving, spark-producing machines...
 sorted through blocks of wood that would eventually become handles...
 drilled (more loud, fast-moving machinery) and assembled wood with blade ...
 glued and clamped....
 sanded and sanded and sanded....with more loud and dangerous machinery as well as laboriously by hand....
 dipped in oil, polished and finally produced two hand-crafted by me, beautiful and practical kitchen knives.
Definitely not knitting.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, I am SOOOO impressed! Beautiful Nettie! I didn't know this place existed - will have to check it out!

suchwildlove.com said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!

Leah said...

That is incredibly cool!

~Whirlsie~ said...

Wow! That's so impressive!

Taphophile said...

Now that's handcrafted! Cést superbe!

Olivia said...

That is a very cool way to spend a weekend. And it looks like hard work. Love those knives!

Leah said...

Returning years later to say my Mum made knives this weekend inspired by your example and had a great time.