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Kris Lipinski

Forge welded axe. WIP pictures

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And another traditionally forged object I've made recently is the axe. Materials: wrought iron, 1045 (top), 80CrV1 (cutting edge). In one place the wrought got snapped ("unfibred itself"), and I wleded it with MIG welder then ground and polished (after etching).

Weight - 695g / 1,53lb

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Interesting construction!  And nice axe, as well.  That wrought etched beautifully!

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That is a beauty!  I have never seen a construction process like the way you did it, thanks for showing the process.  The wrought looks amazing contrasting with the steel! 

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Why such complicated "spider" overlay around the poll?To reinforce it?

And do the 3 different alloys represent the traditional construction detail/pattern?

(any particular one?)

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That poll weld is too cool

that is some fantastic looking wrought iron too, and i like how the welding method of the poll looks after etching.

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Love your construction method! I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to put things together, and the result of your layering is awesome! It gives me a handful of ideas for some axe projects of my own... Thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks guys :)

The "spider" part is my own 'art' invention - I had assumed it would be a kind o mustaches embracing the whole body on both sides/cheeks. But while forging it became thiner and thiner, and got oxidized and then ground.Yest it was a kinf of reinforcing - to make the butt and eye stronger.

Old axes were forged of variety of materials - calling it traditional I meant the technique not the model/shape.

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Excellent,Kris,the Very essence of "traditional",that!

A very interesting and valid reinforcement idea,Very cool.

Could allow one to use that gorgeous WI,and not worry about any structural consequences at the same time.Lovely:)

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Wow, that is quite impressive.

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I really like that project Kris. The eye looks very stout and strong.

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