With a Spoon

My brother pointed these out to me, so I had to try it myself.

This is a trade point arrowhead that I made from from a flattened out spoon I bought from the dollar store.

This was attempt #3, and the first one that I wasn’t embarassed by.

Steps:

1. Get spoon.
2. Hammer it flat.
3. Draw out the arrowhead shape.
4. Rough-cut with a hacksaw.
5. Clean up with belt sander, file, and finally sharpening stone.
6. Take pretty picture


Advertisements
Published in: on 4 April, 2013 at 12:25 pm  Comments (4)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://portersworkshop.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/with-a-spoon/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. In order to make an actual function arrow head, does the edge need to be tempered? You could probably do it with a propane torch and a quick quench…

  2. This arrow point will not take a really good edge. It’s not the right kind of steel.

    And even if it were a stainless that can be hardened, you generally cannot heat treat it by just heating it up and quenching it (followed by tempering) like you can with carbon steel.

  3. That said, I think that this would definitely work, but not as well as if it were the sort of steel that could take a razor edge.

  4. Reblogged this on 323 Archery Shoot and commented:
    Hmmm… interesting idea, not just for traditional archery, but also for making good looking theatrical props, just round the edge after putting a grind on it, so it has that ‘sharpened’ look without the actor/actress damaging portion. (I did theater for years, if they can hurt themselves on something, they will.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: