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A friend of mine asked if I could make him a dead strait adze for some wood work he does. He didn't want any kind of bow to the blade. He also wanted a pass through handle. I'm not sure which side to bevel for this type. I was going to put a single bevel on the bottom or handle side. He will be using it for limbing mahogany in the field. I made it out of a chunk of tierod. The handle is hickory with linseed and terpintine finish. I haven't done a heat treat yet until he looks at it and is happy.
So i have an idea to turn an old hammer into a bowl or gutter adze for some woodcarving, and i feel confident in undertaking that task, but i have a question on making a drift to keep the eye from gettin squashed or warped while i hammer it probably pretty close to it. Can i taper the peice i want to use for the drift til it starts to fit through then heat it again and drive it through the hammers eye to get the shape i want to keep.
Made a scooped adze this weekend. The body is mild steel that was punched and drifted on the diamond. It has a 1084 bit welded in and is ground on the outside. Im not sure how the handle is going to hold up. It came out this way by mistake but is extremly comfortable. Time will tell. It has not been wedged yet, or sharpened.