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adze ideas

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Random Mike, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Random Mike

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    Hi all

    Ive been thinking about getting some green wood working kit and think i would like to get an hollowing adze, to add to my draw knife bill, hook shaving horse ect. can anyone suggest a good supplyer as all the ones I find look a bit crap or cost a fortune.

    Many thanks

    Mike
     
  2. mr dazzler

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    I have owned a henry taylor adze for about 25 years, it is ok but improved with addition of a very tiny slight micro bevel and a long handle. I never used a gransfors, djarv or karllson adze so cant comment
    I just missed out on a kestrel elbow adze and 3 curved knives on ebay:(. And 2 north bay scorps.....:(Elbow adze is the direction I am moving in though. You can buy ready made blades and custom make a handle. Or you could get a blade forged up.
     
  3. badgeringtim

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    I have a gransfors, not that i am a name collector at all, but jucst couldnt find any others. Untill the week after i got it thn saw a chap who made them for about £60 so much cheaper.

    Sorry i dont remember who he is, but he frequents a good many of the re-inactors fairs..Im sure others wil know better though...
     
  4. forestwalker

    forestwalker Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    You are a bit late; Eric Methven (on this list) just sold one here on the forum (and it is now on my workbench, one can never have too many tools).

    You may ask on the Bogers forum (http://www.bodgers.org.uk) for suggestions on where to get adzes, I know different brands have been bandied about there.
     
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    Thanks, will continue my search and hopefully find an adze for myself soon.
     
  6. mr dazzler

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    Mike, I found these on canada ebay. Bayviewman also does crook knives and other stuff. It doesnt show up on an ebay uk search for "elbow adze" even from international sellers?? :confused:
    He says he could produce an adze blade (no handle) so as to build your own tool for around $40 plus S&H

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/NW-coast-style-w...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5886d4b6bc
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/NW-coast-style-w...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5886d4cdd7

    Might be of interest? Cant vouch for the guy as havent traded, only email contact as yet. But he and his brother are carvers and shoulld be able to make usable tools.....
    cheers Jonathan
     
  7. Eric_Methven

    Eric_Methven Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    You can always make yourself one with a plane iron and an elbow of suitable wood. The plane iron already has a hole or slot cut in so there are many ways to attach it to the wood.
    That's perfect for a straight adze, and if you want a gutter adze, simply heat the plane iron in a fire and reshape it over a former. It will have to be rehardened though (not too difficult).

    Eric
     
  8. Biker

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    Have agander at my posting in the Carpenters brace by Littlebiglane.

    I had two adze's in my hands today at a bootfair, old tools too, the seller wanted €14 each. They had short handles only about 9 inches long. Just the wrong end of the month for me to buy something like that. M:rolleyes:ebbe next time.

    I see 'em a lot over here in rural France.
     

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