Gourd Gouge

Discussion in 'Neo Tribal Forum - All things Neo' started by AkWildman, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. AkWildman

    AkWildman Well-Known Member

    So I had a lady ask me if I could make her a gouge for hollowing out large dried gourges.I told her I would give it a shot.I don't own a traditional style anvil so I had to come up with a way to form the multiple curves,in my shop I have the ball from a 2 inch ball valve that I use as a peening anvil for straight razor pins FB_IMG_1509470366364.jpg .After forging the blade to shape from 5/8x5/8 5160 bar stock I clamped the ball valve to my anvil and formed the final shape.This thing came out perfect for her needs and was extremely sharp and yes I cut myself with it.The lady is a older women and she started worrying obout cost and in the end I just gave it to her.
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  2. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    That is a great tool, and very cool gesture on your part. I believe the generosity we show others comes back to us many times over.
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  3. AkWildman

    AkWildman Well-Known Member

    Thanks John,I didn't even think about cost and it was something different that I had never tried,I don't think she had a clue what a custom blade cost and I suspect she looked at my website after she asked me to do it and began fretting about it,I looked at it as a chance to do something different and enhance my skills and that was worth more then money.It also felt good when I handed it to her and said no charge ,the look on her face was priceless.
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  4. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I imagine she only realized what she had asked for after you'd already started working on it. I'll bet you could have knocked her over with a feather when you just gave it to her.
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  5. Dennis Morland

    Dennis Morland KNIFE MAKER

    You are a good man AK...
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  6. AkWildman

    AkWildman Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dennis,lol Dang conscious !
  7. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    That is a nice tool...she will be tickled for many years to come!
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  8. bladegrinder

    bladegrinder Well-Known Member

    Very Nice, as Monty Python said.......and now for something completely different, a gourd gouger !
    I'd like to see the look on someone when they asked how you cut yourself and you tell them....oh, a gourd gouger...a what?
    Kudo's for gifting it to the lady!
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  9. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow Well-Known Member

    Best looking gourd gouge I've ever seen! :) Very cool project, and good on you for giving it to her. :)
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  10. Gliden07

    Gliden07 Well-Known Member

    It's nice to see you didn't "GORD" her! Sorry... LOL!
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  11. AkWildman

    AkWildman Well-Known Member

    Thank You Sir !
  12. AkWildman

    AkWildman Well-Known Member

    Thank You Lol !
  13. AkWildman

    AkWildman Well-Known Member

    Thank You Sir !
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    AkWildman Well-Known Member


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