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Zachary

Decided to try an ax with some file work

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The head is solid 4140 with just the cutting edge hardened and tempered. This is my first try and file work so its not the greatest but I’m fairly happy with it

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Excellent.  I like everything about this one (only very small suggestion would be to use a slightly narrower steel wedge for the handle).  An axe to be proud of.  Punching and drifting that cross section of tool steel must have been a bear.

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Yes I should’ve used a smaller wedge but it’s what came with the handle so I used it. The hardest part of punching the eye was keeping it straight all the way down through!

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Thanks guys. The starting stock was 3/4” x2 1/2” by a little over 6” long if I remember correctly.

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Well done! This is one of the items on my must do list.

I love the form you incorporated into this piece.

Did I say “well done!”?

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I like the shape. Is this done on a power hammer.

Beautiful axe

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Thanks guys it was my first time doing file work so I was kinda winging it! I used both a power hammer and a hydraulic press for different stages of the forging.

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