dragon Posted April 28, 2010 Share Posted April 28, 2010 Hi guys. Just finished this throwing ax this morning. It's made from a piece of leaf spring. It's my second attempt. The first I made years ago and gave to a friend, so it's sort of like a new first without anything on hand to compare with. It's a little rougher than I'd like. I always seem to end up with lots of craggy areas in things I make that just make me not want to spend time sanding them smooth. Not sure if it's getting burnt up in the forge, or if it's the hammer(I need to re-polish it, it has a few dents), or both. Or maybe it's the way I'm using the hammer. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. But it feels good to complete something nonetheless. It throws nicely, though I wonder if the handle is just a little long. Since I've yet to successfully forge weld, the eye hole is formed by folding over and then arc welding along the inside and outside with 6013, then forged over to remove the obvious bead. Anyone know if that's a bad thing to do on spring steel? I asked a welding instructor once what kind of rod to use on spring steel and she had no clue, since it'd never come up before in all her years of welding. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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