I spent time with the talented Peter Kovacs of Soulwood Creations at his workshop in West Yorkshire in the North of England

Peters Website – https://www.soulwoodcreations.com

Peters Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/soulwood_creations

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Below are the videos in this entire series filmed with Peter:

1. How To Carve A Spoon – CLICK HERE

2. Carving Knife Handle Ergonomics – CLICK HERE

3. How To Make And Fit A Carving Knife Handle – CLICK HERE

4. Carving Axe Handle Ergonomics – CLICK HERE

5. How To Make And Fit A Carving Axe Handle – **THIS VIDEO YOU ARE WATCHING**

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Below is a timestamp of all the sections in this video:

00:00:00 – Start

00:00:16 – Introduction

00:03:59 – Axe background

00:06:04 – Wood species

00:07:35 – Wood selection

00:11:02 – Sourcing wood

00:15:13 – Axe head anatomy

00:20:23 – Making axe head template

00:26:57 – Marking handle shape

00:35:30 – Saw handle outline

00:40:37 – Saw handle thickness

00:46:12 – Saw palm swell

00:47:43 – Hollowing palm swell

00:53:53 – Understanding facets

01:00:56 – Router initial facets

01:02:11 – Bobbing sander curves

01:06:50 – Choosing shape of axe head

01:09:23 – Marking axe head hole on handle

01:13:37 – Drawknife selection

01:15:58 – Shaping handle head with drawknife

01:29:25 – Best hammer for hanging axe head

01:30:15 – Begin hanging axe head

01:37:44 – Technique for removing axe head

01:38:52 – Avoid axe head sharpening

01:39:28 – Hanging axe head

01:51:55 – Shaping handle facets

02:13:55 – Orbital sanding palm swell

02:14:45 – Shaping handle facets

02:17:04 – Sawing pummel

02:19:08 – Sanding pummel

02:20:21 – Carving pummel

02:24:38 – Cutting slot for wedge

02:28:13 – Making the wedge

02:32:43 – Final prep for hanging

02:36:29 – Oiling handle

02:40:35 – Hanging axe head

02:41:15 – Preparing wedge

02:42:40 – Wedge angle & length

02:43:38 – Inserting wedge

02:46:06 – Trimming wedge

02:49:07 – Showcase final axe

02:50:03 – Testing finished axe

02:52:32 – Conclusion

02:55:44 – How to buy a Soulwood Creations axe

02:59:50 – Outro

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As always I appreciate you watching

Take care

Peace

Zed