Sunday, 28 March 2010

My Work Cut Out...

My friend Gerald turned up the other day with what should be the answer to a draw of problems. 
I really need to set to work and re-place handles on some of my tools.
So we did a deal and I swapped half a dozen eggs for a length of Ash.
jon mac socks carving
Oh, and some socks...
I have quartered the Ash and will let it season...

Ash carving adze


ash spoon carving first steps


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adze spoon carving first steps


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carving courses first steps adze

I wont have to season the Ash for to long for this job as it is a slip fit...
The next tool on the job sheet is a rather lovely Froe...

froe split wood spoon jon mac
Again this tool requires a slip fit handle...

jon mac spoon carving first steps

Now this next tool is the one I will have to be more careful with. I shall need to leave a suitable length of Ash drying for some time before I fit the helve...

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This is a bearded Axe made in Japan....

axe carving

I will post some more photographs as the work proceeds...
And I'm sure Dolly and her chums will help...

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ENJOY...J






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