Sunday, August 4, 2013

Zenith double bit restoration

This Zenith has been great to work with and i am starting to see some progress on re-establishing a proper bit to cheek transition.

kicking up the metal fines as i work on removing the hollow grind the past owner put on this Zenith double bit

the previous owner had put a sort of hollow grind on both sides of the primary bevel. reminds me of what some people do to their chisels. anyway, the thought of it on an axe doesn't sit well with me.

not only does a trough in the middle of a bevel look awkward it will do nothing to reduce the resistance because 3/8" into the cheek is the elevated portion again.

At over 4 pounds this double bit has a good weight to it without being a burden.

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