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#1 Gerald Boggs

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 08:28 PM

While I was at Axe School, one if the things I was hoping to see in the Museum was one of these axes.  Gränsfors Bruks sells them as "The Gränsfors Broad Axes model 1700" http://www.gransfors...axe-model-1700/

Lars Enander in his book Klassiskt Jarnsmide (sadly only available in Swedish) describes how to forge one.  Between the photos I have and the drawings in the book, I hope to forge one.


I've got a few more photos, but have yet to downsize them for the internet, but here's the first three.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 10:33 PM

That's cool! The welds look kind of sub-par, but that just helps piece together how it was constructed!


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:01 AM

 There were two of them in the museum, the other was in good shape.  I liked this one for that very reason, it clearly shows all the welds.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:45 AM

Cool!  Looks a bit easier than the Norwegian ones we did (I did finish one later!) with Tom Latane.  That big thick edge is interesting as well. And the welded-on poll.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:12 PM

Very cool.  I look forward to the additional pics to get a better feel for how the poll fits with everything.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:13 AM

Gerald, did you see the one Martin Claudel made recently? I hope he brings it along to Montmarillon in April



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 11:07 AM

I actually don't know who Martin Claudel is.   But I would love to see one that was made in this style using the same methods. 


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 05:32 AM

I just know of him through the axe works web site but understand he's showing up at the blacksmith/traditional carpentry demonstration in Montmarillon, Fr. this month. On his social media web sites he shows of course a lot of his work including forging up such an axe as the so-called 1700 model you've shown here.

 

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 08:53 AM

Very nice.  Thank you for posting


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:30 AM

On more of these axes, the old ones, I see that the key at the closure of the socket is only partially welded which I first thought was a fluke, or a weld let loose from use but now I see it recurring it makes me wonder if it's the intension that the under section is left  weld-free there. My new-made one from Lars Enander is welded over the whole length of the key by the way.



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:04 AM

Interesting, but way outside my ken,  I'm still working out the steps to forge it :-)


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