[Clayart] Home made tools using table knives

Eleanora Eden eeden at vermontel.net
Sat Jan 16 16:20:55 EST 2016

Hi Rebecca and all,

We made one great tool from a table knife.  Shaped end to 90° smoothed  
point and curved the end a bit.  Made a really great tool for  
smoothing sculptural stuff.


On Jan 13, 2016, at 10:58 AM, Rebecca Dunn via Clayart wrote:

> For years I have frequented thrift stores and I often see large  
> numbers of unwanted table knives.  Forks and spoons find a home  
> quickly but the table knives just keep piling up.  I have always  
> wanted to use this plentiful supply of metal to make something. I  
> have done some internet searching to find out general info and I  
> have not really found anything helpful.   I do not know if the type  
> of metal that they are made of will lend itself to any manipulation.  
> My thoughts run from art projects to tools.  I have not experimented  
> with any and I wonder if anyone has any experience with using these  
> as a starting point for any project.  I imagine most are stainless  
> steel.  Thanks for any ideas.
> Rebecca D. Dunn (Becky)
> http://www.bucksnortnrunclay.com/
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