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  1. #1
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    Thought the Smithy sub forum had been a bit quiet lately so thought I'd post a few images of some recent projects.

    I have been making a few axes lately. two out of the three below are folded construction, forge welded, with steel bit inserted and again forge welded in. The third is from the solid bar/Model T ford axle.

    These sizes mainly aimed at craft work/bowl or spoon carving type work or whatever.

    small one, pictured left without the bit welded in yet; didn't fully grind as wanted the forged finish around the eye/poll. measures 4.5inches long x 2-1/4 edge
    IMG_0303.jpg IMG_0305.jpg

    Progress shots of the larger one, finished shot below
    IMG_1621.jpg IMG_1625.jpg

    model T axle punching the eye in the fly press, started this one a while ago but recently thought Id better finish it.
    IMG_2376.jpgIMG_2405.jpg

    Model T axle top 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 edge; larger one 5-3/4 x 3-1/2 edge
    IMG_1671.jpg

    Cheers

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    They look great. What is the plan for handles, do you make own or but handles and fit them?

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    Hi Danger Mouse,

    Normally make my handles, depends on what size handle and timber i have,but possibly will make from ash or elm or maybe black locust.

    Have made one now for the small axe out of some split blanks of spotted gum.

    cheers

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