a sexy axe from Mr Budd esquire!

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fishfish

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Finally i saved up enough pennies for a blacksmithed carving axe head,and i have admired Dave Budd's work for a long time and have a few of his tools allready si i spoke to Dave and we came up with a shape that would suit my needs for carving,i got the head only as i wanted a particular style of carving handle that could be choked up and it would be semi counter ballanced like the french sabatiers axes,having handled it with a lovely bit of ash it has had a couple of weeks use now ,and i dont think i could better it,just imagine a gransfors carver but way smoother!


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thanks for looking
 
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Macaroon

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Well that really is a fine-looking tool, Mr. Fish..............Lovely lines and looks as if it'll do the business very well indeed; I'm envious, indeed I am! :approve:
 

Leshy

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That's lovely work . The haft is nice too but the bit on that is just Art!
Beauty and function.
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Adze

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Nice one Fish, well chosen, well made (I've some of Dave's stuff and it's been unfailingly superb) and well helved. I'm sure we'll be seeing some of the stuff you make with it in due course ;)
 

fishfish

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thanks guys i think the weight is 1.5lb,its going to get a lot of use this week as ive just been given 10ft of silver birch!
 

Nice65

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Lovely lines on that axe both of you, a good colab effort. :)

Keep meaning to get up your way fishfish. We get up to Tollard and spend some time with my father in law, usually ends with us staying an extra day or so. Be up that way again Thursday week as we've got his Patterdale for a few days.
 

fishfish

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Lovely lines on that axe both of you, a good colab effort. :)

Keep meaning to get up your way fishfish. We get up to Tollard and spend some time with my father in law, usually ends with us staying an extra day or so. Be up that way again Thursday week as we've got his Patterdale for a few days.
always welcome to drop in mate.