Momatt Posted January 27 Share Posted January 27 Axe making is very rewarding and I think anyone can turn out one without a bunch of tools if you do a wrapped eye. All you need is a bar around a half inch thick at least an inch and a half wide 8 or 9 inches long. Using your anvil corners to start the eye and the poll you will easily see what to do next. This is the easiest forge weld, especially if you can tack weld the bit in place. I say it’s easy because it’s thick and once the bit and the rest of the axe are the same color white for a minuite it will stick! thought I’d share a few pictures of preforms to shoot for. If you want a Viking style with pointed langettes top and bottom they appear as you thin the area between the eye and poll. If you only want them on one side like in the photo below you have to continually push the top side down. Forge your languettes instead of grinding them it’s not hard. Every axe shouldn’t have the radius of a 2 by 72 grinding wheel but most do (including mine) Try a poll with fullers an inch and a quarter to and inch and a half apart and the eye one 3 inches or so apart. Try it and show us what you make! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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