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Axe handle and a hewed log

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Project by mervillehomesteader posted 01-24-2014 05:12 AM 1312 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just throwing in a few pics of some axes I have. The forest/ carpenters axe is a Granfors Bruks I picked up for $20 and reshaped the handle and the other is a single bevel hewing axe. The head of which I packed around for about ten years. I don’t usually buy wood for projects but I broke down picked up a real nice piece of hickory and shaped up the handle with a Stanley sure form and a sander. the handle is a bit whacky but it works really well for hewing up logs. Cut a tree down with my double head (no pic) and limbed it and, cleaned the top with a drawknife. I then set out with these two to notch and hew myself a log. Its not easy work but not as hard as I expected. The axes really keep a nice edge.My boys love watching daddy chop down trees almost as much I enjoy doing it.


Just picked up a monster of an axe head the thing is 12 inches wide and weighs about 6lbs! Don’t know when I will get around to hanging it but I am putting it on the high priority list for sure. And I just ordered a Japanese carving axe for doing up some bowls and spoons. Time to get serious.


-- Perfectly Imperfect. Thats my style!





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#1 posted 01-24-2014 08:13 AM

Nice bit of shaping. That last pic is really showing it at its best.

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 06:40 PM

Nice. How thick is the blank when you start?

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#3 posted 02-01-2014 12:56 AM

I think it was about a half inch wider than the hole, two inches or so.

-- Perfectly Imperfect. Thats my style!

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