One Tree Woodwork

Custom woodworking and art

I would have done well in the Shire……I think

Carved a quick little plaque for One Tree to hang in the office.

Got a several old files and lots of antler sheds still waiting to be put into use. So I threw a couple of files into the chiminea fire “mordor” and let them cool slowly in order to soften up the metal to allow for the cutting and shaping of the blade and ground it down to 90% complete. Left some of the file texture along the top of the blade.

Then the blade got thrown back into the coals brought up to a glowing orange and then quenched the blade into old cooking oil to temper the blade. Remind me someday to tell you what happens when your beagle drinks over half a cup of old cooking oil. Hint- it’s not pretty.

Drilled down into the antler so that the tang of the knife could be completely  incased in epoxy on all sides. Also cut and formed a small piece of mesquite to finish and cap the antler off.

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
The Lord of the Rings

“I like half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve! – Bilbo Baggins”

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring


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This entry was posted on December 3, 2011 by in Carvings, General woodworking.


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