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Rob Toneguzzo

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About Rob Toneguzzo

  • Birthday 06/24/1970

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    Northern Territory Australia
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    Bladesmithing, Bowhunting, Dogs, Fishing, Art,Wildlife Photography, Family

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  1. Hey Nice work Johnathan and I will take your advice and take the point off as it has already got me 3 times. Here it is finished. Wood is Australian Ironwood from my yard. I cut one down about 3 years ago and seasoned it in my shed. Great for tool handles. The wet season has kicked in well and truly. Here is a pic of my yard and after 5 minutes of downpour
  2. That is looking really good. there sure is a lot of work in these sheaths.
  3. Thanks for the info Chris, much appreciated. I think I will need a big gouge too.
  4. Thanks Chris, I have been pondering about the sharpening of it.
  5. I set out to the forge this morning with a puukko in my head but changed my mind at the last minute to a wood carving hook knife. I have been watching videos of kuksa and spoon making and want to give this a go and if possible without power tools and it seems I needed a hook knife. I used a small piece of leaf spring for this and forged it as thin as I could with the blade geometry being flat on the inside with one beveled edge on the outside. I am sorry I did not get pics of the forging but I roughly forged to shape and finished with a file and sandpaper. I then carefully bent the blade over a medium sized hammer head (seemed about the right diameter) which I clamped in the vice. This blade is very thin esp at the tip and I did not want to overheat it so I turned my forge right down and carefully heated it and did my 3 normalising cycles before the oil quench. I fully expected it to warp twist to some extent or crack but it held true and Survived. The scale along the edge blew off in the quench and when I did a file test with a small rat file it skated nicely (it took a few strokes as expected to get rid of a bit of decarb on the fine edge before it skated. Anyhow it is in the first temper cycle at the moment. I may end up taking the tip back a bit later but thought it was better to make it longer than too short. If anyone else has made one of these or carved a kuksa or spoon I would love to see your work too. As always any comments, feedback critique etc appreciated
  6. Thanks guys, I find splitting wood for a camp fire strangely enjoyable and while you can do it with a knife it is so much more enjoyable with a sharp little axe. I also plan to practice trap making and this will come in very handy.
  7. That is some great forging. That eye is wonderful
  8. Thanks fellas, Josh, steel was from an old crowbar I bought from a farmer who was selling up everything. Not sure if it was originally a crowbar could have been a drill rod drive shaft. In any case it threw good sparks and hardens well.
  9. This one I made for around camp and general tasks where a small axe is needed. The head is a tapered friction fit for easy replacement in the field and the poll is hardened As well. I put the leather to protect the haft and it makes for a comfortable handle when gripped up for finer work.
  10. Nice work Alan esp that eye...oh.. I like that ruler too!
  11. Now that is a great blade. Love the fullers
  12. No criticism from me, that is really good work. If that’s your first bring on the second and third I say.
  13. Thanks guys and thanks Alan for the pin. It is a great honour. Thanks George, I have done that with some hawks in the past and agree it would suit. I have made a leather back quiver and was thinking I could ad 3 straps with toggles from the shoulder strap on that too. Would be easy to take on and off when hunting and not get in the way.
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