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I recently completed this pair of bowl adzes. Mild steel bodies with forge-welded high-carbon edges. One has a low layer 1080/15n20 pattern-welded edge and a moradillo handle. The other has an old file as the edge and an apple handle. Finished with Tried & True Varnish Oil.

The moradillo one is headed to the Richard Arnold Charity Auction in the UK as a donation. I'm keeping the other.

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Looking good Bob. An adze with a Hamon, very classy Bob, I like it.

Frosty The Lucky.

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I like them!  Nicely ground surfaces.  I might suggest a bit more curve along the length of the heads on future models.  It seems like these might drag a bit through the curve of most bowls.  

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On 4/14/2019 at 11:56 AM, Steve Sells said:

What hamon?

Uhhhh. . .I don't know what I think I was looking at.  Nevermind

Frosty The Lucky.

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Ni!

<In a night pitched squeaky voice> You must bring us a shrubbery!!!

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Bowl me over why don't ya?

Frosty The Lucky.

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Okey dokey.

Bowl hair cut or permanent tonsure maybe?

Frosty The Lucky.

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I believe I've read all of Sturgeon's work.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Wasn't it Theoretical Sturgeon whos said "There's something fishy about caviar!"

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Great looking work.    I do have a question though, as I'm not well-versed in woodworking tools.  Wouldn't it be better to have the bevel on the inside edge of the curve for carving bowls?

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There are adzes setup both ways, but typically an outside bevel (outcannel) is desirable as it allows for better control of the bowl wall curvature (you can adjust the angle of the adze and it will follow the bevel in a swooping cut). 

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Thanks for the explanation.   I've never used one so I wasn't sure how it worked out.  Regardless, they both look great.

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On 4/30/2019 at 8:33 PM, ThomasPowers said:

Wasn't it Theoretical Sturgeon whos said "There's something fishy about caviar!"

I think so but Thoracic Surgeon had to get it off his chest for him. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Outside bevels are easier to sharpen too.  I have gouges of both types and have to put my 1/2" contact wheel on the bader to sharpen the inside bevel ones.

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I have a couple round ceramic sharpening sticks that work well on inside bevels. If you know an electrician or maintenance person ask if they have any blown ceramic fuses, they work a treat as sharpeners. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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