Angle grinder! with slit cut disk's, do you have those Robson? there very thin and make cuts no wider than an hacksaw blade, there delicate and don't last too well but cut cooler and fast!For the purpose and function in carving hardwoods, I expect those bevel angles to work very well.
What did you do to cut the steel?
I ask because I just bought a $2 10" steel saw blade to cut up into Ulu.
I have diamond and I have an angle grinder with lots of cutoff disks.
That would work ever so well, and an easer starting point for reworking.That looks the business, a nice little project. I’ve got an old Kent pattern axe head I found lodged in one of the dry stone walls around our garden that I was going to rehandle and use for chopping kindling but now you’ve got me thinking, hmmmm! Top job
Its around 877g so just under my target weight, I have a forging hammer around that weight I can swing that all day, if it starts to feel heavy I'll just do it more it will soon enough feel lighterI think it may be still too heavy. My axe is 600g and gets heavy if used for long.
absolutely, find a pace and tune in! be it hammering, sawing, filing, chopping or hiking, its amazing how you can grind away at something once you stop thinking about it so much.My lead core carving mallet is polyurethane faced and (so far) unbreakable with any slash.
At 940 g (30oz), it is just right.
Do this, Pacific Northwest First Nations style.
Start by listening to your heart.
You strike no faster than your heart rate.
All day long and into the night.
Works for elbow adzes and D adzes, too.
Does get easier as your wrists strengthen over a year or so.
My mind has just gone down a very lude road..........anyhow! I guess another thing you get when going too fast is chatter, I find it also can turn up depending on how I have clamped an item I guess you can create a bad harmonic.I think that was the one problem our apprentice supervisor had over anything else: getting us to slow down! I can still remember him telling me to take slow, controlled and decisive strokes. It's hard to explain to anyone that slower applied stokes will cut faster than flailing at something
Nice axe by the way
- shame on you!My mind has just gone down a very lude road..........anyhow! I guess another thing you get when going too fast is chatter, I find it also can turn up depending on how I have clamped an item I guess you can create a bad harmonic.