the right axe t choose

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oldnut

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evening all, I am going to have a whack at my first bow. I have draw knives for doing the finer work but I want to rough out by hand. I have seen vids of a small hatchet being used, what style/ weight etc is suitable?
 

Del the Cat

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oldnut

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that is the kind of thing I was thinking of, a somewhat flatter blade so less a wedge more a knife
 

bobnewboy

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If money isnt an object, i would suggest a gransfors bruks carpenter's axe. A straight, slim, very sharp blade with a slim poll, designed for working in dry/seasoned wood. Truly excellent. Otherwise the axe i would recommend would be the Robin Wood carving axe. At ?39 it is a great axe which represents real value for money. You can find it here:

https://wood-tools.co.uk/tools/the-robin-wood-axe/

Note that the GB axe comes with a leather mask, but the RW axe doesn't. A mask is however available for the RW axe on the same website at extra cost.

Cheers, Bob
 
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