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how to make an adze?

how to make an adze

vinel8 years ago
I have a few of these and the best place to find one is at a flea market . if you do plan on using one be sure to wear steel toe shoes . they will take the toe nails off your feet
nruegs8 years ago
these might work, but apparantly the real art is in learning to swing an adze. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-Not-To_1/#step2
jtobako8 years ago
Take about 8 inches of leaf spring and drill, punch or cut a hole in one end about 2 inches in diameter. Weld a chunk of pipe over the hole to hold the handle. Grind a bevel on the opposite end, same side. Don't let the steel get too hot (change color). Finish sharpening with hand stone. Carve down a chunk of wood to fit the hole-use hardwood. Wedge the handle in, trim the extra wood off the outside with a grinder or belt sander. Or, find a branch with a crotch on one end. Get a chunk of steel and sharpen one end. Carve the crotch end of the branch flat with a step just deep enough to hold the blade. Wrap thoroughly with wet rawhide and let dry.
goodgnus8 years ago
Take a blacksmithing class, maybe a local community college would have?