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    Tasting ladle


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    Just finished this up today. Made it for a blacksmithing demo for some kids who were visiting the farm.

    Ladle head forged from mild sheet steel, and riveted onto a 1/4" mild steel handle. Heavily wirebrushed then coated with beeswax finish.

    Perfect for checking that batch you have running in the still..









    Then my big dirty hand showing how that funky looking handle fits.

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    Batch?? In NC?

    Talking about cookies?

    Nice. I bought a swage block and it has multiple ladle/spoon depressions. I'm looking forward to making something like that.

    I bet the kids enjoyed the demo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ayres View Post
    Batch?? In NC?

    Talking about cookies?

    yes, cookies made with copper and yeast....

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    No,No,No, you take a 8" bar of 1/2" round mild steel, upest the end to a 1" ball and forge out the spoon, draw down the rest to 1/4" square, taper the tail, and twist. That is how Sam does it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladsmth View Post
    No,No,No, you take a 8" bar of 1/2" round mild steel, upest the end to a 1" ball and forge out the spoon, draw down the rest to 1/4" square, taper the tail, and twist. That is how Sam does it.
    I'm saving those projects for when I have a power hammer. I don't have the time to do that by hand.

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    Don't have the time? Or don't have Sam's massive muscly arms to do that by hand? We all know that Sam likes to do things the hard way .

    Great looking ladle!

    --nathan

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