|Project by CKM||posted 04-16-2010 09:20 PM||7508 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
So this project is a bit wood work and a bit metal work, but the end result is a wood working tool!
These are two hand forged small adze that my friend and I made. This was the first time either of us had attempted to forge something like this, so it took a couple of tries, but we were quite pleased with the end result and they sure do work well! Let the wood chips fly!
The handles are made of Red Oak, Redwood, and Maple with brass pegs, and the overall length is about 16”.
Photo 1: The completed tools
Photo 2: Just after welding the heads to the handle – still needs to be sharpened and the handles need to have their final shaping.
Photo 3: Cutting the blank for the Adze head – that’s me by the way
Photo 4: Hammering out the rough shape of the business end of the tool
Photo 5: Starting to refine the shape of the adze
Photo 6: A bit of grinding and final shaping – this shot wasn’t really necessary but I thought it looked cool! :)
Yes …. that’s me using both hands to swing the hammer in photo 4. We had already completed the first adze and this was the second time through the process – if you can believe it, I was getting tired!
-- CKM - Minnesota