Robert Burns Posted March 24, 2022 Share Posted March 24, 2022 It's been a loooong time since I have posted anything and frankly a long time since I have made anything interesting, so I thought I would share this as a WIP. I am getting remarried this fall and wanted to make something special for the occasion. I decided to go with a cake server. I was having trouble finding inspiration from existing cake servers so I instead took inspiration from stilettos. At this point the blade is solid sterling silver, a "neck" of bronze, and the handle will be faux ivory g10. Some of these design elements will change over the course of the process as frankly I'm being indecisive. But enough of that and on to the photos. The starting materials, 1/2 round bronze rod and 1 inch round: And the silver for the blade with bronze for inserts on the blade. I do not have a lathe or mill anymore since I stopped doing knifemaking fulltime and have downsized the shop. So I used the old poverty lathe in the form of my drill press to rough out some details. Then I moved on to files to add in the facets: Then I put a 1/2 inch diameter hole in a slice of the 1 inch round. Then I faceted the 1 inch round to prepare for drilling: Then I was able to drill holes in all the facets: I then textured the faces of the facets and attached the pins: This is now ready for bending the neck and joining to the silver blade. More to come soon. 10 http://www.wildernessironworks.org/http://www.facebook.com/WildernessIronworksRobert Burns Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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