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  • My first ground axe head!!!

    After viewing Ron's ground slate point, and seeing Jay's crosshatched point, I decided to be a copy cat. (Sorry!) We have a few outcroppings of good quality slate in Kentucky, so I grabbed one piece. It must have taken three hours to grind it down to axe shape! Grinding is a killer! I used a large piece of PA sandstone to do it. After shaping it, I smoothed it out the best I could with a finer grained rock. Then I used 300 grit sand paper to smooth it out more, then notched it using a file. After a final sanding, I sprayed it with satin clear coat to make the colors pop. A lot of work, but it is extremely satisfying! You will definitely see more ground tools from me later!

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  • #2
    Hey Ethan, That looks cool.
    Michigan Yooper
    If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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    • #3
      Look's nice!
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      • #4
        Impressive . I liked that you did use rocks to get it down to
        the basic . Ok file and ans sandpaper but you did it !!!!!

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        • #5
          Wow Ethan that is one fine piece...ya had me going for a second as I thought you had found one...lol...but nonetheless that is one smart piece of work. Great job !!!
          The chase is better than the catch...

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          • #6
            Ethan do not do any grinding of chipping indoors. Rocki dust especially silica dust is not good for your lungs and health.
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            • Kentucky point
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              Heavens no! My mom would kill me! I try not to breath it in, but obviously I need a mask. I came back from grinding looking like a ghost.

          • #7
            A little more refinement and that one can be put to use.
            Bruce
            In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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            • #8
              Great job pal, now haft it up!
              call me Jay, i live in R.I.

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              • Kentucky point
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                That would be my next one! Just have to figure out how...

            • #9
              Nice work KP

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