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Old 04-09-2010, 01:25 AM
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Default Carving Axes

Hello,

I've been messing around with shaping and rough-carving things from raw wood for the last few months. I have used only the tools I have; a Gransfors Bruks mini-hatchet, and an old draw knife. I am very interested in purchasing a Gransfors Bruks carving ax to use for this type of work and I was hoping I could get some advice on it. First, does anyone know of a similar style ax which costs a few dollars less? I know the wetterlings are an option but they do not have the particular style I am looking for.

Also, on the Gransfors carving ax you can order the ax with a single right-bevel or a double bevel. It seems like the double bevel would make more sense, but is there some advantage to using a single bevel I am not aware of?

The Gransfors link is listed below.

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Cliff
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(Gränsfors Bruks AB - Swedish Carving Axe)
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The Lee Valley on-line catalogue shows pictures of 7 different Gransfors axes with some explanations for use.
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Thanks Dicky. I'll check out Lee Valley. Thanks for the heads up.
Cliff
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