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Elbow Adzes

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Large Gutter Adze

$220
Small picture of large gutter adze
Edge is 2" long with 3.5" dia. cup
Overall Weight is about 13 ounces

Large Straight Adze

$194
Small picture of large straight adze
Edge is 1.75" long
Overall Weight is about 12 ounces

Small Gutter Adze

$187
Small picture of small gutter adze
Edge is 1.5" long with 2.5" dia. cup
Overall Weight is about 9 ounces

Small Straight Adze

$167
Small picture of small straight adze
Edge is 1.25" long
Overall Weight is about 8 ounces

Elbow Adze Irons

These are the same irons as the ones above, sold without the handles, to make them more affordable. A well made iron - properly curved and cupped, heat treated and sharpened - is the part that is outside the experience of most carvers. I am glad to provide that option, and I encourage it. Besides saving some money, there is just nothing like using a tool you've made yourself. They come with very good instructions (including a full scale pattern and seine twine for lashing).
Forged from round bars of the same high carbon steel I use for all my knives. They are each 6 inches long.
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Large Gutter Iron

$100
Small picture of adze ilron, hand forged by North Bay Forge for whittling and general wood working.
Edge is 2" long with 3.5" dia. cup

Large Straight Iron

$74
Small picture of adze ilron, hand forged by North Bay Forge for whittling and general wood working.
Edge is 1.75" long

Small Gutter Iron

$69
Small picture of adze ilron, hand forged by North Bay Forge for whittling and general wood working
Edge is 1.5" long with 2.5" dia. cup

Small Straight Iron

$49
Small picture of adze ilron, hand forged by North Bay Forge for whittling and general wood working
Edge is 1.25" long
 
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Bowl Adze

Two bowl adzes, light and heavy

curvature of two bowl adzes, light and heavy

Heavy Bowl Adze

Total weight about 2# 5oz (37oz)
Edge is about 2 3/4" across,
with 5" diameter curve.
$420.00
(temporarily out of stock)

Light Bowl Adze

Total weight about 1# 12oz (28oz)
Edge is about 2 1/2" across,
with 2 1/2" diameter curve.
$400.00
(temporarily out of stock)
This adze was designed for a well renowned bowl maker, Rip Mann, who teaches classes along the US East Coast. His step-by-step instuctional books are very good and are available on his website.
This Bowl Adze is available in two different weights. They are both the same size and geometry.
I recommend the Light Bowl Adze for people with smaller hands or whose wrists and forearms might appreciate a lighter tool. With its smaller curvature, the Light Bowl Adze is also better for carving smaller bowls.
I recommend the Heavy Bowl Adze for most people, especially heavier people with larger hands, and for carving larger bowls.

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A customer recently convinced me to make him an extra heavy bowl adze.
I made several extra and am offering them here for a time.
Same geometry as those pictured at left.

Extra Heavy Bowl Adze

Total weight about 50 oz
Edge is about 3 1/4" across,
with 8" diameter curve.
$450.00

My carving knives are intended for serious wood carvers. They are razor sharp and can be very dangerous if used improperly. Please be careful and don't allow young people to use them unsupervised.

Your satisfaction is fully guaranteed. If you have a problem of any kind with one of my knives, please let me know. I will make it right with you.

 
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