WTS - BATCH of Forged Titanium!

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  1. Park Swan

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    Hello everybody,

    I've held off on posting new titanium goods for over a week now in order to put more into one thread, so here it is. I'm also reposting and price dropping a couple items - the titanium spoon/fork set with matching stainless steel camp style handles, and the large titanium spoon with a camp style handle. Every forged item in this batch is different, but they're all forged by hand, by me, from 3/8 titanium round bar. Playing with designs is fun, but I may zero in on some in the future if folks are interested in that. I also made my first pair of forged titanium chopsticks thanks to a great member here. They are spoken for, but I look forward to making more.

    All items are priced before shipping, please add $3 for shipping or $6 for Priority Mail w/ insurance. My paypal is parkwoodshop@gmail.com, no friends and family please.

    Here is a shot of everything for sale:
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    First up I have my second completed titanium kuksa / porringer. This is a real success for me, simply because it confirms that it can be done by hand. I find titanium sheet pretty difficult to work with, but I was able to make a considerably larger bowl on this kuksa than I previously thought possible. It holds 12+ ounces of liquid, measures 4.75" diameter, and weighs 70.7 grams. The handle is forged titanium secured with four copper rivets. $105 SOLD
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    Items 1-4:
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    1) Forged titanium barbecue style fork. This was difficult! 6.75" long, weighs 19.2 grams. $30 SOLD

    2) 6.75" long, weighs 27.8 grams. $45 SOLD

    3) 7.25" long, weighs 23.6 grams. $45 SOLD

    4) 7.75" long with a nice square-tapered, gently curved handle. Weighs 33.8 grams. $48 SOLD

    Items 5-9:
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    5) An exercise in lightness with a long, thin handle. 8.5" long, weighs only 20.5 grams. $48 SOLD

    6) An exercise in stretching titanium, the bowl on this spoon is as big as I can do. 8.5" long, weighs 44.4 grams. $48 SOLD

    7) I love these riveted versions. Lightweight wide handle riveted to a very good size bowl. 8.75" long, weighs 27.5 grams. $48 SOLD

    8) Repost and price drop of an awesome large camp spoon. The bowl is 2" x 2.5" titanium and the spoon is about 9.25" overall length. "PARK" stamped in the bowl. Weight is 35.2 grams. $35 SOLD

    9) This is my favorite spoon yet, and it was much harder to make than expected. I had to clean up the ring area with a sander but it turned out great. 8.6" long, weighs 29.1 grams. $55 SOLD


    I have this spoon/fork set still available, they are 7.25" long and weigh 47.8 grams combined. I added my new makers mark to the fork. $70
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    Thanks to everyone here for the community, support, and encouragement. All comments and questions are welcome. Please let me know if you'd like to see any other photos or details of specific items.

    Have a great week, everyone.
     
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    I'll take spoons 3 and 6
     
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    Right on :dblthumb:
     
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    Great work! I would definitely snatch up a pair of chopsticks and pants. Just sayin'...;)
     
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    I would go for the chopsticks as well if you make more.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    I'd also like a pair of the chop sticks and leather case when available.
     
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    I'll take no. 7 and no. 9 please.

    Edit. I'll take the Kuksa /Porringer also.
     
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  9. Park Swan

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    Thank you all. Glad you like them and duly noted!

    They're yours. Just let me know which shipping you want and send payment to parkwoodshop@gmail.com, or if you send me your paypal I can send you an invoice. Thanks!
     
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    Your work is some of the most interesting functional and attractive cutlery I've ever seen. Wonderful stuff. Really great design.
     
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    2 and 4 please. Thanks!
     
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    Thank you. It means a lot.

    They're yours, thanks again, sir.
     
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    Okay... you're gonna need to start a list of kuksas and just go ahead put my name up near the top.
     
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    I'll take the fork as well...thanks.
     
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    That fork is so cool, looks like something from doctor suess' green eggs and ham.
     
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    Someday I'll be quick enough.
     
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    Titanium chopsticks? I've seen enough kung fu movies to know that those are going to be thrown at someone haha.
     
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    You've got a second on the list !! Love your work Park !!
     
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    Haha thanks.

    More in progress!

    Bo-shuriken!

    Ordering more titanium sheet today! Thanks guys.
     
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    #5 and #8 are still available, the spoon/fork set is also available!
     
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    Fantastic!!! I have to say you've inspired me, I'm gonna have to buy some titanium soon.
     
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    Kuksa is BA!
     
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    I want one of those kuksas get me on the list for one please:) @Park Swan
     
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    So, when can we expect to see a titanium squirrel cooker?
     
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    That would be outstanding!
     
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    Me too..
     
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    Oh and fudge that, I'll take #5 :)
    Pm me on how much to ship to Canada.
     
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    In your next batches. I would be interested in:

    1 and 2 - The fork as you have it and a second one of the same length but with the tines closer together
    3 - The Kuska
    4 - A set of chopsticks with that great leather sheath
    5 - a 10" plate/frying pan - 9" diameter is flat with the last 1/2" perimeter raised to a 30-45 degree slope to keep the contents in the plate. A bent handle comes off the raised ridge of the plate, then angles so it parallel to the main plate surface, maybe 1.5" higher. Also, the handle should be the wire loop style like what you have for spoon 8 above. this will allow for heat dissipation or a means to craft an extension handle out of two sticks.
     
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    Great!

    I am working on a frying pan now, as a test, and to be honest it's extremely difficult to do in thin titanium. I'm trying to make it work, though, time will tell!
     
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    Why does it have to be thin? Are you thinking thinner than the Kuska?
     
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    There are two limiting factors with thickness of titanium in this application, one being that it takes a lot more heat to get the job done with thicker stock, and it becomes limiting quickly in my shop because I don't have a forge big enough to work with such a large piece so all heating would be done with a torch. The other factor is price, .028" which I've been using is expensive already, and it just gets more expensive very quickly.
     
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    http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/thermal-conductivity-metals-d_858.html
    Titanium has a relatively low thermal conductivity which makes it a poor choice for an all around cooking implement. It is fairly easy to burn food on the bottom where heat is applied and have the food further away completely uncooked. Titanium works great for a spoon because the bowl can be hot and the handle will stay relatively cool. It sucks for a skillet because moving away from the heat source the temperature drops rather quickly which makes it difficult to heat solid food evenly. Liquid can be agitated to even the temperature out. I love titanium, but aluminum and cast iron work better.
     
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    Great post, very informative and a link for yet more info!
     
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    Is #8 still up for adoption ??
     
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    Sure is!
     
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    Funds have been sent
     
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    I know this isn't a "let's talk about titanium goods" thread. Still I'm stoked that someone is making custom Ti goods and would like to offer my thanks even though I don't currently need anything.

    Make it worth your wild so you can stick around, love to see what you come up with next!
     
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    Chopsticks bro... I need chopsticks bad. Really bad!?!
     
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    What did the chopsticks go for? Putting that aside now! And a spoon #6 please
     
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    I will take a set of chopsticks next time you make some! Please and thank you!
     
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    Received my spoon today.
    It is amazing! Even better than expected! Thanks Park!

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    Still waiting to get my hands on some chopsticks... hint hint... lol.
     
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