Matthew Paul

First try at a bearded axe

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Those are impeccable!  What are the dimensions of the eyes?

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That is some seriously nice work, and the quality of the photography really sets it off.  The progression pics document the builds perfectly.  When my forge is back up and running, I can see me trying my hand at it.  Thank you very much.

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The eye is marked out, 1 1/8" for the first side of the eye, 3/4" for the poll, 1 1/8" for the other side, and 1" for the scarf/weld.

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Great thread, thoroughly enjoyed going through it and studying the different phases..

 

Very well done & thanks for sharing

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Thank you Sir. Do you have any photos of it?

My work did not start out that way, and I can still improve a lot. But, practice pays off.

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you`ve set the bar for me. when i can achieve that level....those are beautiful tools

the forge welding is still eluding me 

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That is some lovely work,

The pics of your process are very nice too.

Thank you for posting them!  Seeing the process is helping me get my thoughts in order to try this in the future.

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Sorry to resurect an old thread- but I found this incredibly helpful. The progression photos for your method of making a bearded axe are fantastic, thanks!

Can't wait to have the skill and tools to try this!

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So since it was resurrected rather than welding in a high carbon bit would there be a drawback to making the entire head from 5160?

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