“Axe for the Woods”…finished

Here is yesterday’s axe after grinding, heat treating and polishing:

Felling Axe Finished 1

I think it’s a good effort in this direction but I would like to widen the poll a bit on the next version.  I am pleased with the mandrel I made and am getting a better idea of how closely bound the shape of the axe is to the shape of the mandrel – they need to be designed together.  Here are a few more pictures:


2 Responses to ““Axe for the Woods”…finished”

  1. James Taylor 01. Apr, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    Your work is amazing!!!, How much is the above axe head???

    Jim

    • jaustin 01. Apr, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

      Hi James: I would part with that piece for $275 (head only). I don’t think that shipping would cost too much in a USPS flat rate box. I’m glad that you like it!

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