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Roman Adze reconstruction - brennivs - tony drake - 06-21-2017

As I do sometimes a lot of repairs when I am away, I have always wanted a Adze I have all the metal bashing gear but not much for wood so I am making some working tools. The other will be a plane but I want something just a bit bigger than a block plane  Smile
But first I am going to use this, to make something like this;
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Now there will be no how too on this one but the only difference will be a rounded shaft and not square as origonal. I will post as soon as I can.   Smile Smile
Regards Brennivs  Big Grin


RE: Roman Adze reconstruction - Robert - 06-22-2017

Hi Tony,

Why are you making a round shaft, when both your starting piece and the original seem to be square? Nice project! Looking forward to the outcome.

Did you get my PM, by the way?


RE: Roman Adze reconstruction - brennivs - tony drake - 06-22-2017

There is a problem with the square shaft on the doner piece it has a rectangular hole non of the originals have this ( and someone will post one Just my luck Angry  ) anyway It would have annoyed me knowing that.  I finished it and have tried it out and it is great  both Adze and hammer ends, I thought that one end would be best as a tool, but both actually work equally. I have used ash for the shaft, here are the photos  Smile
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This is the cut along a length of timber I used it on nice even cut so successful roll on the plane  Smile
Regards Brennivs  Big Grin


RE: Roman Adze reconstruction - brennivs - tony drake - 06-25-2017

Since I have honed the cutting edge I made a leather sheath to protect the blade  Smile I hope no one asks me to do a statue of Caesar from a tree log Tongue
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Regards Brennivs  Big Grin


RE: Roman Adze reconstruction - brennivs - tony drake - 09-04-2017

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The Adze came in a few weeks ago at Arbiea. One of the fencing off poles had a point missing so out it came and in a few minutes shaved it down back to a point worked brillant  Smile
Regards Brennivs  Big Grin