Tool Sculptures

Axe in chopping block

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Axe in chopping block

I carved this axe several years ago out of a piece of birch wood. The reason the axe handle does not break off is because the piece of wood had a branch that grew sideways. This enabled me to use the long grain running at 90° to the stem for the handle, making it equally strong as its base.

Lie Nielsen 60 1/2 block plane sculpture

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Lie Nielsen 60 1/2 block plane sculpture

A copy of the famous block plane made by Lie Nielsen, out of a branch of linden wood.

Spokeshave sculpture

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Small spokeshave sculpture (Stanley 51)

Small sculpture of a Stanley 51 spokeshave. This was carved out of a piece of maple.

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Jack plane sculpture