Axe handle #1: The beginning

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Blog entry by Sergeich posted 11-22-2014 05:01 PM 1157 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another little project.
This summer I found in my fathers garden shed an axe without a handle. It was pretty rusty. I cleaned it with a metal brush and saw this:

The stamp says that it was made in 1982:

I thought it would be nice to make a new handle.
For a handle a took this board.

Drawing the future handle shape

I thought it was maple, but it was dark in a room and later I understood it was beech.

Sawing the shape on a bandsaw

Sawing the chicks (for I was going to make a 3d knob on a handle end)

Rough shaping with a diy tool

I made this tool from a file

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 08:06 AM

Nice axe, nice handle, nice shop-made drawknife.

Keep it up!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 09:46 AM

Thanks Yuri!
The axe is almost ready now. The only thing to do is sharpen it. But I am stay in other city now. I will post finish pictures in a week. BTW, what are you working at now?

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 05:56 PM

Bunch of some smaller and bigger projects. I’m getting too lazy to post projects here as I need to add some words together with pictures :-) So I more often post at Instagram ( because it’s much easier. I will post some of my projects here too, but right now I’m quite a bit busy with my day-time job and some family stuff.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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