Spoon carving.

Spoon carving with Jon Mac.
Carve spoons from green wood with your bushcraft edge tools. The knife, Axe and hook knife.
Home of the MaChris MiniMac spoon 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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