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    Want to Buy (WTB) Bowl Adze

    I want to make a few boat shaped bowls and am looking for a Bowl Adze. If you have one that you no longer use, please contact me by posting here or by PM.

    It would look something like this:
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    I can buy one new but I'm hoping to save a bit by finding one used.

    Mike
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    Just FYI - I found a head (only) on eBay for $30 plus some shipping. Here's what it looks like once I put a handle on it.

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    I sharpened it up well and gave it a go. I wouldn't say it's a great tool for hollowing things but I got it to work by putting it in place and then hitting it with a mallet.

    Mike
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    Mike,
    I know you are trying to save some money, but if you do get into bowl carving you should really take a look at Hans Karlsson's adzes. They are not cheap (by no means) and go for about $250. However, their design makes hollowing quite fun, and they stay sharp for a while. From the cutting angle of their heads, to the shape of the handle, everything seems to have been well thought out.

    Earl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Kila View Post
    Mike,
    I know you are trying to save some money, but if you do get into bowl carving you should really take a look at Hans Karlsson's adzes. They are not cheap (by no means) and go for about $250. However, their design makes hollowing quite fun, and they stay sharp for a while. From the cutting angle of their heads, to the shape of the handle, everything seems to have been well thought out.

    Earl
    Thanks, Thomas. This was just an experiment. I had a piece of wood that I thought would make a nice oblong bowl and wanted to try using an adze to carve it. I think the adze would work much better on green wood.

    What I've done so far is to use a Forstner bit to remove a lot of the interior waste and then carving gouges to work from there. On the outside, I'm using a hand powered planer to remove the bulk of the wood. I sort of put the project aside for a while because other things have taken priority.

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Keeton View Post
    I did. Out of my price range.

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