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Old 10-12-2017, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever hand hewn logs or beams?

I am going to make a light for over my bar with an 5'x8"x8" cedar beam and am wanting to hew the wood. Any one ever used an adze before? Should I use a straight edge or curved? Any advice I could get would be appreciated. Is there a tool like a hammer or such I could use instead of buying an actual adze and get the same effect?
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:32 PM   #3
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I recommend a straight adze for a project like that. Are you going to go all the way through or just make a valley down the middle? If you lived closer, you could borrow all my primitive tools...
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:33 PM   #4
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:03 PM   #5
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Would this work?
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:10 PM   #6
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Not as well, but if you sharpen it you can probably make it work.
Out of the common tools at a hardware store I'd probably opt for a small sledge hammer and a nice big chisel.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:13 PM   #7
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Do an Internet search for The Woodwright's Shop or look for it on youtube. I think the guy's name is Roy Underhill. He had a show on PBS for years. He was from NC maybe and never used power tools.


http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/pr...enkopf%20Adzes

I think he had an adz that was heavy and longer handle than what you show. Got it good and sharp, straddled the log and worked his way by swinging like a pendulum. You might want to wear boots

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Old 10-12-2017, 06:16 PM   #8
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lookup spoke-shaver or draw knives.
lots of work but lots of satisfaction.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:27 PM   #9
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Let us see before and after


http://m.youtube.com/results?q=woodw...0episodes&sm=1
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:59 PM   #10
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The first episode I watched will help you. I am ready to come by for a beer when you get it done. Good luck!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLI3...ow&mode=NORMAL
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