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how to make an adze? Answered

how to make an adze




9 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

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.

Take a blacksmithing class, maybe a local community college would have?