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Picture of Hole Saw Adze

Hey guys, I want to share with you one of my latest woodworking tools - quite fun and an easy to go for everyone.

You know I like to hack stuff - nothing better than making your own tools you know - but when you're able to hack something that's already a hack things even get spicier.

It happened to me lately. A while ago I hacked a hole saw into a nice carving tool - the cookie cutter - and surfing on the same wave and some decent beers I decided to use the same hardware to build an adze.

Adzes are the tools 'par excellence' to carve bowls, canoes etc. Once you've got them you'll search for every excuse to use them.

Step 1: Basic material

Picture of Basic material

Everybody has them, those used worn-out hole saws. We just can't throw them away since we ate bread with bread a whole month to be able to buy them. And once completely dull we keep on moving them from place to place waiting for a flashing idea to give them a new life.

Here's it. You're welcome.

deluges1 year ago

Aaaaah the seahorse shaped handle. Picapow is back, woodier and cuttier than ever!

How's souqui' going ? Setting "sail" soon ?

bartworker (author)  deluges1 year ago

Salut mon ami! Sooky's almost done, I just need to prep some pine tar to get the whole sealed. And the ash pole for the mast is slowly drying, so the setting of the sail will be for next summer ;)

DonS891 year ago

Did you grind off the teeth and sharpen it?

bartworker (author)  DonS891 year ago

Exactly! In fact those teeth were already mostly gone after all the steel I cut with it ;)

DonS891 year ago

Looks like you ground off the teeth and sharpened the lower edge? Neat project.

And the natural tendency to hack apart a tool and slap a new one together strikes I correct in guessing Sooky helped you invent this?

bartworker (author)  Brokk Hrafnsson1 year ago

Can't deny my core you know! ;) Sooky helped a lot, just too bad the diggin' was already done when this one saw the light! ;)

Still, I'm sure it'll come in handy another time; there's no such thing as too many modded tools....I think.

bartworker (author)  Brokk Hrafnsson1 year ago

Agreed! Never did greenwood bowl carving for example, another summer project! ;)

I look forward to seeing it, maybe after that so-looked forward-to voyage ;)

bartworker (author)  Brokk Hrafnsson1 year ago

Thanx man, I'm workin' on it! ;)

Cheers from the west! :)

Yonatan241 year ago

Nice! I just found a 3-piece set of holesaws in the trash a few days ago!

PKM1 year ago

So is that metal stud in the last pictures just there to make it look like a horsey? Because it looks like a horsey.

bartworker (author)  PKM1 year ago

It's a gender neutral, species neutral, religion neutral and status neutral creation - any similarity to existing creatures is pure coincidence... :D