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#1 Robert Burns

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:59 PM

I just finished up the second in my line of "Wilderness Axes" this one being a pack axe hence the name. This is a fun little axe and it was a fun project to make. Axes really do have their simple pleasures and they are fast to make too! In any case this axe was wrapped and welded with a 1084 bit to a mild steel body. The head measures 7 inches long with a 4 inch cutting edge. The handle is hickory and measures 19 inches long at 1.5 pounds. Unfortunately it started to rain before I was able to get any pictures of the axe with its sheath. Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking.

 

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#2 N. Runals

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

That looks great Robert! Lovely fit and finish. The geometry looks pretty good, the only critique I have to offer is that  the bottom end of the cutting edge (the beard side) maybe should not be so far back towards the handle. This may be just personal prefrence though. :) Great axe!


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:45 PM

Nice one.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:19 PM

I think that's a lovely axe.  Maker's mark really impressive.


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#5 Alan Longmire

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

Yep, that'll do.  B)



#6 Luke Shearer

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:41 PM

Awesome work, man


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:46 PM

Really nice!


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#8 Robert Burns

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:40 AM

Thanks everyone :) Nate, as far as the beard drop goes I'd probably like to bring it back some on the next one but having it swept in like that does make it helpful for carving projects like making bowls. The customer lows to carve and so I brought the beard down a bit more so he could more easily fit into tight spots. He is getting an adze as well so I think this will probably just be for clean up work/ large roughing out.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:20 AM

awesome axe!!!!



#10 Robert Burns

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Krateros!



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

When wrapping for an axe as opposed to a hawk, do you use a drift? Is it a drift you made or bought?




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