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Old 05-04-2010, 09:34 AM
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The oak elbow adze is still in progress, but I made this little adze yesterday from bits and pieces I had around the house





Here is a short video of my first ever use of an elbow adze. This one, with a little fettling and tuning is going to be great for semi-detailed work....I can feel it in my water
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U05cuYrj_yY
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:39 AM
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Nicely done

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That's smart...a plane blade right?
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It is a sawn off firmer chisle which I found at my local tip... Cant remember the make but it was wartime dated, from sheffield....
So far I have literally only used this baby adze for a minute, but I can sense its going to be a very useful and versatile little tool. It needs a bit of attention on the edge profile, there is a very useful fine woodworking book on bending wood which has a good section on noorthwest native carving tools etc. I like the way you have mallet and chisle in one hand so to speak, the other can manouver the stock being worked on, much more spontaneous....I have plans to make a set of carving and texturing adzes, and a big D adze too.
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Another "things to do" going in my diary.
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I always enjoy reading your threads, Jonathan! You get in there, go for it and come up with impressive results. I just wouldn't have the cajones (or the knowledge, etc.)

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