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Custom Hand Forged WoodCarving Adze

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Wood Carving Sculpture, our wood carving adze are designed to make art.

Bowl Carving Adze.
Cross grain Adze.
Lipped, cupped and gutter adze. Finishing adze. Custom Handmade Hammer Forged Wood Carving Adze

Hand Forged Adze

Hand Forged Adze

Two adze. Foreground is a 2.5 inch lipped and slightly cupped blade with a 16 inch long apple wood handle. Second handmade adze has a 4 inch dished and curved edge. It has a 20 inch apple wood handle.

“ Hi Aki and Scott, Tools are next level awesome!!!! Thank you”

Dave R

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Custom carving Adze for Sculpting

Custom carving Adze for Sculpting

3 inch edge with a 22 inch long mahogany handle. The blade is hand forged from head saw blade steel.

Woodcarving adze designed from the shapes and angles on the more traditional elbow adze. A kind of hybrid construction.

Wood Carving Hook Knife, Adze & Draw Knife

Wood Carving Hook Knife, Adze & Draw Knife

A 1.5 inch adze with a hook knife, cherry wood handle, bevel down and a 5 inch draw knife with walnut wood scales wrapped in a bit of leather for grip. A good bushcraft set of carving tools.

In 1991 I attended a studio art program at Capilano University. George Rammell, who is arguably one of the best sculptors in technique in the world, taught me how to make my own Pacific Northwest woodcarving tools.

Bowl Carving Adze

Bowl Carving Adze

2 inch spooned with a curved edge. We melted a bit of copper with our maker’s mark. The adze head ferule is flared. The adze head is absolutely secure.

We've been recovering high carbon saw blade steel from lumber mills in central British Columbia since 1998. Big saw blades, 2, 4 and 6 feet in diameter, 1/4 and 5/16 inch thick. Recover and process is not easy but well worth the effort.
Another choice of steel stock we forge is spring steel. We recover 5160 spring steel from older auto wrecks. For larger, heavier adze heads, spring steel is an excellent high carbon steel for adze blades cutting through tough knots and leaving finish behind.


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Handmade Bushcraft Adze, Bowl Carving

Handmade Bushcraft Adze, Bowl Carving

We'll make custom lipped, cupped and gutter cross grain adze, bowl adze and mask adze any size or shape. The angle, blade to handle, can be requested. The handles start at 13 inches long up to 17 inches for the light and heavy adze. The two hands adze are from 20 inches up.
The adze has a 14 inch handle and a 2 inch lipped, slightly curved edge. Bowl carving and a good size bushcraft adze.

Forged Wood Carving Adze

Forged Wood Carving Adze

Straight 1 inch lipped adze. A good versatile size for bushcraft and carving.

George Rammell worked with Bill Reid, a Haida carver from the Pacific Northwest. George was Bill Reid’s right hand man.

Custom Handmade Bowl Adze

Custom Handmade Bowl Adze

1 1/2 inch edge. Slightly curved and with a forged spooned blade. 16 1/2 inch long apple wood handle. This size and shape is an excellent woodcarving adze.

Custom Hand Forged Straight Edge Adze

Custom Hand Forged Straight Edge Adze

Log and timber hewing.

Hand Forged Wood Carving Set for Big Pieces

Hand Forged Wood Carving Set for Big Pieces

Carving bigger sculpture. A Carver can custom their tools to size depending on the size of the piece. This set has a 1.5 inch lipped edge adze, 3 inch carver’s slick, 28 inches overall, an 8 inch draw knife and 2 large crooked knife blades.