|Forum topic by DustyCellist||posted 04-27-2014 03:50 AM||1440 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
04-27-2014 03:50 AM
I am getting started with some hand tools mainly to keep from producing much dust, and so far have a japanese hand saw, #4 plane, spokeshave, chisels, and turning chisels. I am looking at getting a lathe (I know, dust, maybe I’ll use it outside on dry days) for turning small-medium bowls, drinking cups, pens, etc.
I am looking for a way to cut turning blanks (and blanks for other work such as spoon carving) without a power saw (dust + $$) so I am thinking an axe and froe could get me there.
Do I even need a froe? Could I do it just with a decent axe? At some point I’d probably get a froe and adze for larger carved objects like bowls and chairs, etc, but I can’t find much information about them.
Where is a good place to start learning about different types of axes and adzes? Are there even different types of froes? And where can these things be bought? I live a few hours from Lancaster, and in my mind that makes sense as a place one might find such hand tools….
Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance!