23 Jul '11, 4pm

Project: How to Make an Axe, an excerpt from A Handmade Life:

The following project on how to make a quality broad axe is from A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity by William Coperthwaite . When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. —John Ruskin It is hard to find a good broad hatchet—a small, broad axe with a wide cutting edge beveled on only one side, like a chisel; this special bevel makes it easier to hew to a line. After forty years of hunting in antiques shops and flea markets, I have found only two broad hatchets that passed muster. To friends who sought one of their own, the outlook was discouraging. They could get one made—if they happened to know a good blacksmith, if they had a good design, and if they could afford the price. Or you could forge one yourself, but by the time you had learned to make a fine one, you would have become a blacksmith yourself. This is an elite tool. In Japan, in the Tosa region ...

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