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Axe bevel
Posted By Joe in a Cleveland suburb
Date Thursday, 21 July 2022, at 4:39 p.m.

Would it be possible to change the bevel of my early 70's boy scout hatchet using a stationary belt sander?

I've been trying to use it as a carving axe.  Kinda teaching myself a little about spoon carving.  The bevel on my scout axe is, for lack of better term, fat.  It's meant for splitting wood, not carving.

Not sure yet if I want to destroy my old axe.  If someone says it's a bad idea to try to change the bevel then I'd have justification to buy one.  I found a cheap one at Green Haven forge I'd be willing to buy.


Lastly, what is a good method to tighten the axe head on the handle?  Did I read on here once about soaking it in BLO?



Messages In This Thread
  • Axe bevel -- Joe in a Cleveland suburb -- Thursday, 21 July 2022, at 4:39 p.m.
    • Re: Axe bevel -- Joe Rogers, North Eastern West Virginia -- Thursday, 21 July 2022, at 5:37 p.m.
    • Re: Axe bevel -- William Duffield -- Friday, 22 July 2022, at 2:20 a.m.
    • Re: Axe bevel -- Bill Tindall -- Friday, 22 July 2022, at 7:00 a.m.
    • Re: Axe bevel -- TomD -- Tuesday, 2 August 2022, at 12:36 a.m.

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