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    cgseymour Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hello All,
    After a recent storm I was able to harvest some wood I would like to turn in to bowls.
    Nothing fancy, maple and oak mostly.

    I was hoping to get some guidance on sources for a bowl adze.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    I would like to keep the price within reason, have thought about maybe an angle grinder and a turboplane type wheel, but there is something about using hand tools that appeals to me.

    Thank you
     
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    cgseymour Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you Mike -- Should I just reach out to @Brink directly?

    Thank you
     
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    Mine was made by a blacksmith from a ball peen hammer.
     
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    I got one a while back. I will post the details in a couple of days. In Zion Canyon now, very sketchy phone service here.......
     
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    Here is the one I bought
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    have used it for a couple of projects and it worked fine, but it is the first one I've ever owned, so I'm no expert. I just noticed this one on Amazon which I would have bought if I had seen it. The main benefit is it is beveled on the outside, makes sharpening and honing much easier

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    For some reason cant attach the Amazon link, but these are the pics, just search "Curved Bowl Woodcarving Woodworking Adze - Small Curve - Steel 4150!!!" for the first one, second just search narex adze
     
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    cgseymour Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you all for the insights.
    Another quick question, I see some "sets" ( straight, small curve, large curve ) of adzes available, is this necessary or should the single curved adze be enough?

    Thank you

    Chris
     
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    I would start with just a small sized curved adz
     
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    cgseymour Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you Barry
    I truly appreciate the advice

    Thank you
     
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    I agree with Barry. Don't spend any more than necessary to get started. Also check eBay for these. I've seen them listed several times.
    Of course, you will also need several carving tools to finish the surface after you rough it out. When you know what you need, post it here. I have a large number of Swiss Made carving tools that I'll be selling.
     
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    I've seen a few at antique stores, often less than $50. A friend took an old tire hammer and ground an edge on it. Said it worked good for shallow bowls, over 12" in diameter. Said his hands got in the way once or twice...Hate to think about it. He has all of his digits and I did not ask how bad it was.
     
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    I looked in antique stores for a long time and could never find one, but I'm not in antique tool country....
     
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    I’d like to be tagged when you post those for sale.
     
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    Will do. Which of the Swiss Made carving tools are you looking for?
     
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    Wider, shallow sweep gouges for smoothing out bowls and the like.
     
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    That Narex looks like a nice adze. Hopefully you can give us some feedback on it.

    Head over to : mountainwoodcarvers.com, and select the clearance tab. I have several of these tools and they are very nice, very comparable to the swiss ones. Maybe better? Enjoy the prices!
     
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