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Forum topic by dubois posted 06-07-2014 10:46 PM 950 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dubois

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06-07-2014 10:46 PM

Hello,

This is my axe, a carpentry axe sure and true but no longer are they made which is sad.

E.DB.


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#1 posted 06-08-2014 04:50 AM

Not true – Gransfors and Wetterling (just for two examples) still make these.

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 09:09 AM

Ok they make an axe that looks like this one and in fact are inspired by it but are a far cry from the example you see. For one thing, a close look at the bevel will show that the cutting edge of this axe is an insert of high carbon content steel surrounded by a milder iron. The ones you mention, fine axes indeed, still, pale imitations.

E.DB

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 01:33 PM

Who is the manufacturer of yours?

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 01:45 PM

This academic stuff is all fine and good, but let’s see this beauty in action!

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#5 posted 06-08-2014 03:16 PM

Here is literally some action, I don’t know if it’s what you mean, a sort of example of some work underway where I use this carpentry axe.

https://vimeo.com/95651594

If we can speak of a “manufacturer” I don’t know, the axe was made by Johan Skog in his small blacksmith shop in Hjärtum mid-way on the old road between Göteborg and Trollhättan sometime prior to 1963.

E.DB.

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 04:03 PM

There is a Hand Tool forum coming out of China

The “spokesperson” doing the work, uses a ”#2” carpenter’s hatchet. Cuts bevel on the edges of items being made. Uses either the side or the non-edge end to drive his Mortise chisel. He will even make adjustment to the settings on his Hand Planes…

Seems to be a lot of these shows, all under the GE Hong name…

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