|Project by Brit||posted 59 days ago||715 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
I needed a large mallet to hit the back of my axe in order to split some logs for spoon carving, so I made this out of English beech. It is 21” long. The head is 4 1/2” in diameter and 8” long. No idea of the weight as it is too heavy for our kitchen scales.
The shaping was done with my recently restored Elwell Kent patterned axe, followed by my Sorby drawknife. The transitions into the grip were blended with a few swipes of a rasp.
I’m a newbie to green woodworking, so this was a good exercise in axe control as well as making something functional.
-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.