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Hand hewn beams/decorative axe work.

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Project by EricTwice posted 02-04-2017 02:42 AM 1372 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first photo is of a set I completed a couple of years ago. The second is one of the curved beams (this set) assembled and ready to leave the shop. I won’t do the final assembly on this set. The carpenters will assemble them on site.

this sort of thing comes up about once a year, If I am lucky. they are a load of work so you can take that statement any way you want. They are kinda fun so I’m lucky I get to do them, and I’m lucky that they don’t happen all that often.

I’m not really happy with the pictures, My Email account was hacked and all the ones that I was keeping there are now gone. I’m going to let you see what I’ve got and if someone wants more I’ll try to get them

I spent about a month on this set!, but only about three with an axe. literally decorating it with a broad axe.

some of these are four sides and some only thee the finished hewn slabs are lock mitered together into a box beam this leaves an ugly joint (as shown)which is cleaned up with a draw knife. The corners are chipped out so It looks right. the third picture above is a beam ready for trimming.

the the result is a decorative hand hewn beam that is light and strong.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-04-2017 02:54 AM

That is really cool. They look beautiful ! GREAT job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-04-2017 04:38 AM

They look great. Well done.
Keep up the good work.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#3 posted 02-04-2017 08:19 AM

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#4 posted 02-04-2017 11:43 AM

Dutchy said it all, wow!

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#5 posted 02-04-2017 02:49 PM

a lot of work look nice

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#6 posted 02-04-2017 03:24 PM

That’s really awesome work.

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#7 posted 02-04-2017 03:54 PM

An example of talent rarely seen at that scale. Wonderful workmanship, beautiful

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#8 posted 02-04-2017 04:25 PM

Proves that Old World Craftsmanship has a place in modern times. Thanks for sharing, Great Job!

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 02-04-2017 06:04 PM

Majestic!

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#10 posted 02-04-2017 06:49 PM

Really GOOD !
I appreciate people that can do this…....I think Im too old and its outta my league !
Thanks for sharing.
I would call this work of ART , rather than constuction !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#11 posted 02-04-2017 09:38 PM

Thats what I call a man sized project of a master woodworker.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 02-05-2017 12:22 AM

That looks great and the title of “Decorative Axe Work” is awesome!

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#13 posted 02-05-2017 01:37 AM

Nice work.

Are the trusses structural?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#14 posted 02-05-2017 02:20 AM

Very well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 02-05-2017 02:38 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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