Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
A blog following my journey in the world of bushcraft, spoon carving and kuksa carving. Home of the JonMac MiniMac carving knife.

Monday, 28 January 2013

A Re-Helve


Just before New Year I decided I needed to straighten up the helve on my Axe.

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The first incarnation was a lovely curved affair.
But I wanted to change it for a straight helve, much like my H.Roselli Axe.
With a straight helve, the cutting edge is presented to the work at the same attitude no matter where your hand is on the helve. 
I like this idea.


There is a full helve replacement tutorial here on my blog.

It is important to recess the helve to allow for a curved cheek.


You can make a nice accurate recess if you mark out with a compass or something similar.


The Poll needs seating as well.




Once a good tight fit is achieved it's time to saw a slot for a peg.




I chose a piece of Mahogany from the 'Cutty Sark' tea clipper.


Making sure it will be a good tight fit
When confident the peg is at the right dimension...
Hammer or press it home.
Then remove the excess.


A good fit !


It looks great.
 And now it feels part of me when I rough out spoon blanks.
I'm very happy indeed.

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spoon carving +spoon+carving+spoon carving MacNic Axe


spoon carving +spoon+carving+spoon carving MacNic Axe

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Drop me a line at...
firststeps@thewood.eclipse.co.uk


Enjoy.
J.