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“Primitive” shop making punched eye axe

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I hate using that term, it’s amazing what these guys do, this shops in Cambodia.

Big piece of shafting for an anvil, and multiple fixtures made by driving spikes into a large piece of timber to hold the axe head for finish work since they don’t have a vise. Hammers, chisels, drifts and a angle grinder (seems everyone has one these, the Nepalese kukri smiths wield them like a precision tool).

Cambodian Smiths  forging punched eye axe heads.

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Bracket and wedge vise parts

vise 05.JPG

In use

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4 pins and using the ax head as the wedge. Wood only used to make the fit snug.

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Bracket on the side of the bench to hold the as head

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these, although unsafe are excellent ideas for me

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