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I'm thinking of making a 3lbs hatchet and wanted to know about how many lbs the stock sould be I've only made wraped eye axes/hatchet in the past year I've been doing this and want to try my luck with round or square stock for fun 

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I just finished a wrapped and welded axe head. I started with ~3lb 2oz of steel and ended up with a 2lb 5oz axe head. I could have saved some of that material by forging the blade down further.. Most of that weight was lost while grinding the blade down.

It sounds like you want to slit and drift the eye which may conserve more material depending on how you go from there. Your mileage may vary.

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