This is Brian Alcock grinding one of my carving axes as they always used to do it in Sheffield.

Brian is the last full time self employed grinder in Sheffield, the city that was once the tool capital of the world. 50 years of experience a great eye and a huge wheel running with water allow him to grind fast and accurately without heating the steel. Read a bit more about Brian and an interesting sculpture project here and see the finished axes for sale here 

Author Robin Wood

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