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You wouldnt happen to have any WIP photos would you? This is gorgeous and i would really like to make some axes for family members that are similar to this. 

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1 hour ago, rickmanb said:

You wouldnt happen to have any WIP photos would you? This is gorgeous and i would really like to make some axes for family members that are similar to this. 

No sorry.  I have plans to do that in the future, but I don't have any at the moment.

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Very nice work, Eric! The axe has beautiful proportions and it looks like a well balanced weapon.

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Eric, that is one of the cleanest and most crisply-designed axes I have ever seen. I am really impressed.

 

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15 hours ago, Eric McHugh said:

No sorry.  I have plans to do that in the future, but I don't have any at the moment.

Dang! Thanks though for the answer. I'm just starting out blacksmithing & bladesmithing but i really want to make axes as one of, if not my main, direction.

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17 hours ago, Eric McHugh said:

Is it wrong to be pleased with yourself?  I am really happy with this guy.  I think the shape and taper are really pleasing to the eye.  I'd like to own this axe.  :-)

Nope, you can be as please with yourself on that one as you want to be!  I'd probably sleep with it under my pillow...

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Excellent job, beautifully simplistic !!................B)

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What a great axe. Super clean and no unnecessary embellishments; it is just good stuff.  Great work!

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Great job Eric, How long is the clean up on an axe like that and how are you going about getting the finish.

 In my experience that axe is two wholly diferent jobs, Making a forged axe and then making it look that good. were you ever tempted to leave the forge finish on it?

 Great work.

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Really nice work!

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On 4/24/2017 at 2:15 AM, owen bush said:

Great job Eric, How long is the clean up on an axe like that and how are you going about getting the finish.

 In my experience that axe is two wholly diferent jobs, Making a forged axe and then making it look that good. were you ever tempted to leave the forge finish on it?

 Great work.

I believe I spend 6-8 hours doing that finish.  For the first grits I use my grinder.  That is why I was asking you about the felt wheel.  I was thinking I could go to a higher grit.  Anyway, I then take it up to 800, and draw it back to satin with a scotch-brite pad and emery powder.  I learned that from our favorite Swede ;-) It gives it a milky smooth finish.  Yes, I was tempted to go with the forged finish, but honestly (and I'm not being a smart ass) that is your trademark move, and I was trying to find my own path with these things.

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