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Philip West

Rasp Hawk and bearded axe..

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A couple we finished last week..

Wrap and weld bearded axe. 1075 bit..

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A rasp hawk forged from a good rasp. Folded over on itself and welded up..

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That is a beautiful bearded axe. The other axe is beautiful as well, but I've got a thing for bearded axes.

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nice stuff... love the bearded axe.

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Nice, gotta love forged axes! Any shape really!

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Way to go, man, you're really nailing that weld near the eye! B)

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Way to go, man, you're really nailing that weld near the eye! B)

Thanks, takes a lot of practice, but you know that ;) They sure didnt look like that when I first started :D

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Truly impressive. Both illustrate an accomplished hand at work. Thanks for sharing

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KYBOY, I have been making a couple trade axes, tomahawk, similar to the style of your rasp ax. Thank you for your candor in declaring that your clean welds and tight fit didn't occur from the beginning. This gives me hope that one day mine may look as good as yours.

 

Timothy

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Well thanks, kind words :D Welding just takes practice,espically if your doing it in solid fuel. Ive got a few heads from many moons ago laying about the shop(hidden) that are pitiful :lol: Oh man were they bad :ph34r:

Practice, weld everytime your forge is lit weld something.Chain, whatever just weld something.After you do this for a while welding becomes second nature.I think I heard Mark Aspery say in a blacksmithing vid demo once that your not a welder until after the first thousand :blink:

Im no expert by any means but take my advice on this. Practice, practice on regular blacksmith welding..You'll see the fruits of your labor sooner than you think..

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Kyboy, Thanks for the advice. I will take it to heart. I will send pics when I have a camera.

 

Timothy

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The back side of a hawk ends up being a hammer fairly often . That rasp surface should stop the sliding off that plagues them . That looks to be a first class using hawk , nice job !

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