An unusual use for old spokes.

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An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby freiston » 12 Sep 2019, 3:13pm

https://www.instructables.com/id/Knife- ... Bespoke-K/

Ninety spokes will make an 8" chef's knife.

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Bez » 12 Sep 2019, 3:32pm

Bladed spokes, innit.

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby reohn2 » 12 Sep 2019, 3:58pm

Bez wrote:Bladed spokes, innit.

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Mick F » 12 Sep 2019, 4:33pm

............. but why?

Very nice and interesting, but why make one like that?
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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Cugel » 12 Sep 2019, 5:43pm

freiston wrote:https://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Forged-From-Bicycle-Spokes-a-Truly-Bespoke-K/

Ninety spokes will make an 8" chef's knife.

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Can one construct a planer-thicknesser from a few more, say 1567? Perhaps it's possible to transform a large sheaf of the right kind into a steel bike frame even better than a 531 'un?

On the other hand, it's quicker to go to the shop. But will there be any shops in BoJoklownland?

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Mick F » 12 Sep 2019, 7:16pm

Mick F wrote:............. but why?
Very nice and interesting, but why make one like that?

Cugel wrote:On the other hand, it's quicker to go to the shop. But will there be any shops in BoJoklownland?
If there aren't any shops, we have all sorts of issues, but why make a knife like that at all?

We have very nice pair of VERY SHARP Vitorinox kitchen knives. Excellent knives, and bought from an excellent knife shop.
https://www.victorinox.com/uk/en/Produc ... ChefKnives
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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby iandriver » 13 Sep 2019, 10:35pm


Am I the only one that's disappointed that hasn't got a bunch of other stuff built into the handle?
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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Mick F » 14 Sep 2019, 6:39am

Here's another pointless operation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBeYsx0kEs
It's a blacksmith's vice for goodness sake!
It's supposed to be bashed and hammered. All it needed was some oil!
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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby reohn2 » 14 Sep 2019, 9:05am

Mick F wrote:Here's another pointless operation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBeYsx0kEs
It's a blacksmith's vice for goodness sake!
It's supposed to be bashed and hammered. All it needed was some oil!

It's the individual's perception of anything,some would see your Mercian and Moulton as 'just bikes' however they're more than that to you :wink:
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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Sep 2019, 9:06am

Mick F wrote:
Mick F wrote:............. but why?
Very nice and interesting, but why make one like that?

Cugel wrote:On the other hand, it's quicker to go to the shop. But will there be any shops in BoJoklownland?
If there aren't any shops, we have all sorts of issues, but why make a knife like that at all?

We have very nice pair of VERY SHARP Vitorinox kitchen knives. Excellent knives, and bought from an excellent knife shop.
https://www.victorinox.com/uk/en/Produc ... ChefKnives

The Fibrox handled ones are about the best pound-for-pound knives on the market. I'm still using one of their predecessors, plus some others, more and less exotic, iyswim.

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Sep 2019, 9:08am

Mick F wrote:Here's another pointless operation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBeYsx0kEs
It's a blacksmith's vice for goodness sake!
It's supposed to be bashed and hammered. All it needed was some oil!

5 mins with a wire brush, a tin of Hammerite and some oil and that would be sorted to a similar standard :)

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby reohn2 » 14 Sep 2019, 9:09am

Bonefishblues wrote:
Mick F wrote:Here's another pointless operation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBeYsx0kEs
It's a blacksmith's vice for goodness sake!
It's supposed to be bashed and hammered. All it needed was some oil!

5 mins with a wire brush, a tin of Hammerite and some oil and that would be sorted to a similar standard :)

And so would an old Mercian :mrgreen:
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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Sep 2019, 9:10am

BTW re the OP, we need Brucey to do the metallurgy bit to tell us if in any way the exercise was worthwhile in terms of a functional knife that would hold an edge.

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Sep 2019, 9:10am

reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
Mick F wrote:Here's another pointless operation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtBeYsx0kEs
It's a blacksmith's vice for goodness sake!
It's supposed to be bashed and hammered. All it needed was some oil!

5 mins with a wire brush, a tin of Hammerite and some oil and that would be sorted to a similar standard :)

And so would an old Mercian :mrgreen:

He's going to be very cross with you, you know...

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Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

Postby reohn2 » 14 Sep 2019, 9:11am

Bonefishblues wrote:BTW re the OP, we need Brucey to do the metallurgy bit to tell us if in any way the exercise was worthwhile in terms of a functional knife that would hold an edge.

Perhaps the the originator spoke too soon :?
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