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Choose Your Weapon for Dinner by Rajala Choose Your Weapon for Dinner by Rajala
After forging some spoons I had an urge to make a fork and a knife companied with a bigger spoon. These went as present for my friend on his 30th birthday. The fork took some time to make but wasn't as nasty as I had suspected. Again, the material is stainless steel so these are completely usable on daily basis.
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:iconcarlamlightel:
carlamlightel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
thank you
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This work has been featured in the Artisan Crafts ABC as part of ^projecteducate. :)
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:iconmattogma:
Mattogma Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
These are fantastic!
You have a lot of awesome stuff in your gallery, keep up the great work
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gsdark Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
I choose the fork! I love their faces! Your friend is lucky ^
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
:D
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:iconhankai:
HanKai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Mainoi tuo veisti! :D
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:iconseverka:
Severka Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
This is great! Man, I love your work :)
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Thank you very much! ;)
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:iconrevilis:
Revilis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Great ideas! The set here is so well made. A fun suprise for anyone who sits down at your dinner table!
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:iconbusar:
busar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
ups... awesome!!
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Thank you very much!
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I featured this here: [link] :D
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:iconpeacefulsoul:
PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
I figured I would check back to you after a while. I love this set of eating tools! This is great stuff man.
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconitissquishyfudge:
itissquishyfudge Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Now wouldn't life be more interesting if we had to fight what we ate before we ate it?
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
That's what our ancestors did for generations. Getting the can of pea soup open is enough of a fight for me.
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:iconitissquishyfudge:
itissquishyfudge Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Im sorry to hear that the can of soup is such a problem, i figured you'd just knock the top with an ax or something XD
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:icongaffanon:
gaffanon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Well done One of these days ill actually get around to making a set. never seems to be enough time. you Know?
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Thanks and good luck making a set one day.
Indeed, so much to do and so little time. That's what life is about.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Voodoo cutlery! Awesome stuff. If I didn't have to worry about paying rent, I'd totally commission something like this.
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
^__^
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:iconemo-marshmallow:
Emo-Marshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
that's so cool 0.o
how did you make the knife sharp enough to cut things?
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Thanks!
I forged the knife thin and used grinders to make it even thinner. Then I sharpened the edge a bit.
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:iconemo-marshmallow:
Emo-Marshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
wow... thats amazing
How long did the set take to make?
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Too long I'm afraid. =P
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:iconemo-marshmallow:
Emo-Marshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
well, it's amazing, so maybe it was worth it ^-^
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XburiedinblackX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
The title just reminds me of the movie "The Mask of Zorro"... the master is training his apprentice, and he says "Choose your weapon." The apprentice lunges across the room and seizes a sword. When he turns back to his master, the master is holding a spoon.

That was just the first thing that came to mind. But those are just so cool - I love the knife! Was it hard to figure out where to put the face?
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Haven't seen the movie but by that description it might be amusing. =P
The name actually comes from the song "Choose Your Weapon" by an obscure late 80's/early 90's industrial band Vanishing Heat. The song is a killer so this is sort of a tribute to it.

I decided quite quickly about the face on the knife. Had it been closer to top it would have had a bigger chin instead of a big cool cone hat.
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XburiedinblackX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
It's an action movie, but it has its moments. The whole thing isn't as amusing as that, but still... in one of the earliest scenes, there's one of the best exchanges I've ever heard. "I thought you were tied up?!" "That's because you're stupid."

Obscure industrial, eh? :plotting: If the song is a killer, as you say, I may do some digging and check out Vanishing Heat. I've been listening to a bit of industrial lately, and I tend to be drawn to obscure bands.

(Pssst - I do tributes to songs, as well. So much of my art is inspired by music - and a good amount of poetry as well.)

Haha, that is true - and the big cone hat on the knife is pretty cool. I just realized how odd it is that little of my comments actually have to do with the art they're on. Hmm.

I'll just restate that this set is very awesome, to make it a little more relevant, heheh.
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Just realized that Vanishing Heat has been in myspace since last summer:
[link]
Choose Your Weapon is the first to play. :D
Night Stalker and Under the Subway are also fantastic songs.

Yes, I love music more than anything and lately I've been collecting 80's/90's industrial and other alternative electronic music like crazy.

It's actually good to include that kind of "off topic" to comments because that grants more interaction. Else it might just go "Nice work!" "Thank you!".
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XburiedinblackX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
I've just listened to Choose Your Weapon. It's pretty cool - I like how the vocals don't completely overpower the music, as with most of the stuff I listen to.

I'm fanatical about music - without it, I'm certain I'd go insane. I'm working on a collection of really obscure metal and dark cabaret artists at the moment.

Oh, I know what that's like. I like to converse on my artworks... The short exchanges you just described can be rather irritating. Especially when one is looking for feedback, eh?
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chiluzzdia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
how did you make them?
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
I forged them from 8 mm stainless steel rod and cleaned the surface with some grinders. The fork was made by drilling holes, then opening the peaks with an angle grinder and finally heating the peaks and forging them sharper and folding to place.
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You made a whole set out of it! :clap: It's gorgeous! :love:
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thank you. It just begged to be expanded to a whole set. =P
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:iconmyntkat:
MyntKat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it did! And it looks so awesome! :love:
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:iconnekogodess:
NekoGodess Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Awesome pic, and title.xD
SPOON! I CHOOSE YOU!
XD
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:iconrajala:
Rajala Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Thanks! :D
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:iconnekogodess:
NekoGodess Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Ur welcome.;D
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