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Carving hatchet

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Tried my hand at forging a carving hatchet the other weekend with some assistance from @Crazy Ivan.     Forged from 4140, eye is a bit smaller than I would like but I will need to forge a bigger drift for that, after some abuse the handle is holding up good so it shouldn't be an issue.  Final weight is just about 2# , haven't put it on a scale yet, heavier than my other carver though.  Asymmetrical bevels flat on the inside convex on the out ground for righty use. Handle was carved from ash, burned than a couple coats of blo and a light buff with a waxed rag. 

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I didn't actually help so much as shouting advise to you occasionally. You made this on you're own. Turned out great! Good work. The next 100 will be even easier ;)

 

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Agreed.  Based on the pictures I would have assumed you bought the head and just modified the handle if you hadn't told us otherwise.

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26 minutes ago, Daswulf said:

Nice work Nick. 

 

18 minutes ago, Buzzkill said:

Agreed.  Based on the pictures I would have assumed you bought the head and just modified the handle if you hadn't told us otherwise.

Thanks for the kind words, took a bit of grinding to get it to my standards, mainly for balance chopping, we'll see if I can get the next one forged to finish. 

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