|Project by mervillehomesteader||posted 01-24-2014 05:12 AM||1544 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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!