flat The March 26, 2018. Anyone who tries to tell you differently is trying to sell a story to make themselves look more knowledgable than they actually are. Hollow Grind or Concave Grind. supporting the cut, and enhancing control of the tool. 1, Bearded Belt Axe - Sharpening The Axe Pt. 3 Lesson 3 Bearded Belt Axe - Punching The Axe Eye. edge varies from axe to axe, depending on the quality of the steel and I had some thoughts on whether to replace the handle or not, I see the possibility of using the modified hatchet without the handle as a fat stubby wood chisel, [for lack of a better term], and wondered what your thoughts are on that idea? Hello, my friend and welcome back! For hardwoods such as certain maples, ash, or certain oaks, I would try the handled hatchet using short hacking type strokes with my grip on the handle up close to the head. Last week we had part one of “Keeping it sharp in an SHTF world.” , and part two will be out this week as well. The axe is one of mankind’s oldest tools and therefore comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Yes, you wrote a very well thought out and clearly explained article. -. But take into account the classic race bike geometry of parallel 73 … its heat treatment. Knife Edge Geometry Types. Forme has always presented the Axe Edge range as its more sportive-biased offering. This is merely sharpening the axe. 2 Lesson 2 Bearded Belt Axe - The Anatomy of an Axe. 2, Bearded Belt Axe - Finishing and Final Touches, © Copyright 2020 - All Rights Reserved. In use the wide bevel faces the workpiece and rides against it, supporting the cut, and enhancing control of the tool. In use the wide bevel faces the workpiece and rides against it, I am looking for a couple of small hatchets at some of my old tool "haunts" and will be trying this as soon as I find what I want to use. aggressive feel in use that most conventionally sharpened axes lack. symmetrical bevels but I prefer grinding them with asymmetrical bevels. 1 Lesson 1 Bearded Belt Axe - Tools Needed and Safety. it greater control in use than standard hatchets. Tim,Hey, nice blog and I love the axe tune-up. The defining feature of a carving axe is its edge geometry which gives A well thought out and nicely explained DIY! The main difference between axes is the edge. Your top view of asymmetrical bevels looks to me like it is close to a single bevel. Either type could be either hafted or unhafted from its handle as the improvement in efficiency proved to be needed for its purpose in use. Particularly for hand hewn bowels and other convex carvings, it seems that a properly shaped and sharpened edge would cut through softwood like butter without the handle. This is characteristic of straight razors, used for shaving, and yields a very sharp but weak edge, which requires stropping for maintenance. Looking forward to seeing the handle you make.Greg, Greg,Thanks for the comment. I want to do 2 of these when I start on this project. a knife blade ground to create a characteristic concave, beveled cutting edge. The short bevel deflects the chip and is ground at an angle that gives For soft woods like white pine, cottonwood, poplar, and spruce, I would use the hatchet, sans handle, and use the hammer end for a stubby "handle" for pushing or lightly tapping with a wood mallet to remove waste on the piece being worked. I have many of these lying around in the to-do pile. I will follow up on any interesting findings I encounter in this experiment. Carving axes can have Keeping this in mind, I found a good little video on the different angles used on Axe’s and why. The defining feature of a carving axe is its edge geometry which gives it greater control in use than standard hatchets. comparatively low angle grind of the wide bevel, gives the axe an Carving Axe Part 4: Shifting The Balance, Carving Axe Part 2: Edge Geometry and Grinding. I've enjoyed following your blog for a while now.These old axes are great and with this grinding rig a skilled guy like you will have them tuned up and handled in no time. The bulge away from the end of the bit is what provides the axe its splitting power. Bearded Belt Axe - Edge Geometry Autoplay Lessons. There are also axes where the edge is perpendicular, although these are less common. I initially became interested in reprofiling axes about 4 years ago. I'll get the handle in there next week.Tim. the edge durability. Changing the edge geometry of an axe is NOT reprofiling the axe. Thank you! Carving axes can have flat symmetrical bevels but I prefer grinding them with asymmetrical bevels. Most axes have a 30-40 degree angle at the end of the bit and a 15-20 degree angle about ½” from the cutting edge. Never sharpen your axe on a bench grinder as the heat generated by the wheel can cause the axe … I have found the necessary included angle of the Is there any reason you like the asymmetrical bevel better than a single bevel? 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