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Axe geometry ...

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by British Red, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I recently uploaded a video as part of a series we are doing on restoring an old Kent pattern axe. Many of the videos in the series (de-rusting etc.) are probably old news to most people here, so I won't bore you with them, but the third in the series may amuse some here. I was trying to describe the geometrical requirements for axe shapes to be effective at splitting, crosscutting and hewing & the only way I found to do it was wooden models and visual aids. ☺️

    It is full on axe nerd, so if you want a laugh at me, it might while away a few minutes!

     
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    Excellent!
    A very clear and concise video - and I do not usually like videos!
    Nice to see how your place is looking now:)
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Thanks John, it has come on but we've been at for nearly 10 years now

    Could do with less rain right now though!
     
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    It is good isn't it? And I've commented as such.....
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Thank you sir, I was greatly worried that this was more than a bit "tool nerdy" to be honest, but I just couldn't think how to cover sharpening without explaining what end state we were trying to achieve!
     
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    great video. Not too tool nerdy at all.
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    That's very kind, thanks. Its one thing talking to Bushcraft enthusiasts about such things, but when talking to farmers, smallholders, and the like it needs to be pitched differently, its something that I'm trying to get to grips with.
     
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    Very effective illustrations. That 's a video that everyone should watch. Borderline entertaining, too! Thanks.
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Guest starring Annie the Buff Orpington hen
     
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    What about axe geometries for splitting chickens?
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    We dress out lots of those! We breed Buff Orpingtons and a few other rare breed dual purpose chickens. The nice part is that being dual purpose, all are raised to maturity. Most cockerels are table birds, but since one of ours won the Royal Norfolk Show we do sell the best young cockerels to other breeders.
     
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    EdS Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Excellent

    The place is looking a dream
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Thanks Ed! All rather damp at the moment in Lincolnshire!
     

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