Pairoducks

Pairoducks

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New Handle for an Adze...


I made a handle for this tool a long time ago, however the geometry was never quite right.  I was using one of John Reese's carving adzes and I liked the feel of it much more than my own.  I decided to make a quick template on a shoe box of John's adze geometry, so I could make one that matched his at a later date...   After some thorough persistence, I finished making the new handle out of black locust.  I experimented using fire as a finish on the handle which I am quite happy with.  I left the handle rasped with ridges for a nice grip.  I have been roughing out sculptural forms for the sauna bench supports...