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Robert Burns

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Like so many other good folks on here I thought I would share some of the Christmas gifts I've made this year. Let me know what you think. Most of these projects were new to me aside from the axe but the spoon, cheese knife, and cutting board were all new, I felt like I was working at the North Pole this past week and no it's not jsut because I live in Minnesota :) But blather aside here are some of the things I made this year...

 

First up is the cutting board and cheese knife for my sister. The cheese knife is 16 layers of 15n20 and 1084 with a diver salvage oak handle from lake Superior. The cutting board is olive wood, rosewood, maple, 100 year old walnut reclaimed from a local barn, and (what I'm guessing is) cottonwood burl that I dug out of the mud of the Minnesota river a few feet from my shop.

 

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Next up is a small "Viking axe" for my future father-in-law with a white oak handle.

 

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Followed by a spoon and necklace for my fiance. The spoon being made from curly maple and treated with natural dyes and mineral oils.

 

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And finally a flesh for for my fiance's uncle who is a big time hunter. This thing is beastly at 30 inches long with 5 inch long tines and a beer bottle opener! Not my prettiest forge welding but it works and I kind of like it.

 

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And that's all for my elf work this week...now to hop on the train and hope security doesn't inspect my bag....

 

-Robert

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Everything looks great. They will love 'em.

 

However, I must question the wisdom in making one's "future father in-law" an axe... perhaps something less potentially destructive.

 

So if you're intent on giving it to him, you better be extra nice to daddy's little girl B)(I had to walk my daughter down the aisle last year, but no axes were handy)

 

Seriously, good work.

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Haha thanks everyone...yeah I think I'd worry about his shot guns slightly more... ;)

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Don has a good point there! Shotguns? Seems like a good man to me! Robert all my best wishes for the season to you and yours...thanks for posting your work, I always look forward to what you're going to do next! ( Offer to keep the guns clean?);)

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Haha thanks Miles and the same to you I always love your bowies :) In all honesty I would know where to begin on cleaning a gun as I'm a bow man...my fiance is a better shot then me with a rifle :)

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Very nice work Robert! The cutting board is amazing! I like how you just drudged up a piece of wood out of the river and it turned out to be that beutiful! I have always wanted to try a cutting board but getting all the edges to line up always seemed imposible. (Though that was before I had a table saw... B)) I really like the pin on the chese knife too!

Men are just boys with bigger toys!

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Thanks Dave...it does help that the shop space I rent is next to the owners profession woodworking shop which he lets me use. Otherwise it would take me days to do what with his tools takes hours.

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Cool stuff, man. Fork has a gnarly aspect to it. I like it :)

“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”

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