I love it when a customer let's me play. This is my first super-grind and I think it's going to rip! Hopefully this weekend I'll get to test it out in some un-frozen wood!
This is also the last axe in a large order for Stevens Point Woodsmen's team. It's been a lot of fun to work with them and finish these axe. It does feel really good to have this order done though.
#woodsmen #timbersports #axegrinder #axejunkie #experimentation #stevenspoint
Lake Superior crust ski from McLain State Park to Eagle Harbor. Probably the coolest skiing experience I've ever had
#michigantech #nordicskiing #crustskiing
Due to a recent influx of grinding orders my books will be closed until I finish them. If you would like to be notified when my books open back up, please send me a message and I will add you to the list.
Now this was a fun project! @bushcraftsisyphus contacted me quite a while ago about doing a restoration of an old Hytest Challenger. I don't often get to do this type of work and Lane told me I could get as artistic as I wanted to with it.
Going into this, my goal was to maintain the historical integrity of the axe while adding my own design aesthetic. To do this I flattened the eye, made the two faces parallel and finished them with a regular satin finish. From there I removed all of the rust and set the 20deg bevel, set a slight hollow behind the edge and blended/polished the face of the axe. To give the axe a bit of contrast I blued the face and blended the bluing into the chisel.
To see the finished axe, swipe right through the photos.
If anyone's interested in a work in progress thread on this axe, let me know.
#vintageaxe #axerestoration #axejunkie #axegrinder #history #maker #woodsmen #lumberjack
It's been a productive couple of days here in the shop. With ski racing season coming to a close I'm looking forward to having time to get some orders off my plate.
#axegrinder #timbersports #tuitahi #axejunkie
Grinding gloves.... #ducktaped #betterthannothing
@dartmouthoutdoors grind order is all done!
#axegrinder #lumberjack #stihl #timbersports
Yesterday, I got some "fun" frozen wood chopping. This was good cross training for the #americanbirkebeiner Nordic ski race coming up on Saturday. #timbersports #chopping #axegrinder #lumberjack
Tui China full regrind coming out of the shop today. This is part of some work for the @dartmouthoutdoors woodsman's team.
#lumberjack #axegrinder #stihl #timbersports
I look pretty derpy in this pic, but it was a really fun race. It felt good to take home the win.