I'm finally starting to finish up some axes again! this is a @precisionaxes chopping axe with a 14.2deg banana grind. This is destined for the UConn timbersports team. At this time I'm still not taking new axe grind requests because I still have a backlog to get through, but the end is in sight.
#axejunkie #axegrinder #lumberjack #timbersports #stihl #axesofinstagram
This is a Jim Cokewell style holdfast I forged today. This type of holdfast can clamp square, round and bar stock securely and is offset to have the work clamped in the center of the anvil. Overall it's a marked improvement over the traditional style.
#blacksmithing #forged #holdfast #handmade
It's done! This knife has been in the works for almost a year and a half, but I think it was worth it. A close family friend commissioned me to make a Bowie for him using one he saw at an auction that was made in the 1800s. To maintain some authenticity this knife has a forged and filed wrought iron guard. The handle was shaped using only a rasp, files and sandpaper. Let me know what you guys think!
Overall length - 16"
Blade material - 80CRV2
Guard - wrought iron
Handle material - deer antler
#handmade #blacksmithing #historic #bowie #forgedinfire #bladesmith
I'm feeling good about where this Bowie is going! This is just initial fit-up, but it's heading in the right direction. I just need to do a little more handle shaping before glue-up.
#bowie #bladesmith #handmadeisbest #forgedinfire
Forged to finish wrought iron guard I'm working on for a Bowie that I started last year.
#wroughtiron #forged #forgedinfire #bowie
I finished up this hand forged campfire cooking tripod this morning. It can be set up as both a tripod and suspended skewer. Let me know what you think!
#blacksmithing #handmade #bushcraftgear #michiganbushcraft #bushcraftusa #camping
Shop update! I've made huge strides towards getting a shop space to a point where I can actually finish projects. This week I had a new 220v line in for my heat treat oven and a new 110v circuit for my grinder. For those waiting for axes to be ground by me, this means I should be able to start grinding again next week. All in all I am extremely excited to just get this far.
#shopupdate #esteemgrinder #heattreatoven
Forged to finish bowl gouge I finished up this morning. In other news the electricians are here and running lines for my grinder and heat treat oven.
#blacksmith #woodworking #carving
This evening I forged a socketed chisel to test out my new swage block from @khanhkhong.blacksmith. It was great! Having this form in the swage block really helped me refine the shape of the socket.
#blacksmith #mini #swage #woodworking #chisel #handmade