Stone Axe

Today I 3D scanned a stone aged axe my Grandad found many years ago in England. I have always loved the shape and form of the tool and how it fits perfectly into the hand.

I wanted to use this form to create tools to make forms for pieces for the house.

I scanned the axe at the university and then used the files to create both silversmithing stakes and hammers.

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For the stakes I kept the original size of the axe and added a section that would allow it to be gripped in a vice.  For the hammers I scaled down the model to 85mm and cut out a hole for the handle.

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I am planning on 3D printing the models and casting them possibly in bronze.

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File Handles

This week I printed off six file handles for my 3D printed tool box.  I had previously been using corks from old wine bottles.  I drilled holes into the prints and chemically bonded the file into the handles.


    I was fairly happy with the look of the final pieces however white is not the most practical colour for the workshop!  I drilled through the side of one of them an realised I should have printed them with the holes in.

The biggest disappointment came when I tested the half round file and realised that the handles need to work both ways up.  I am there for going to go back to the drawing board and make a newer and more comfortable version.