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Forging an axe More
Really nice ax head made from a railroad spike. Here in SoCal, railroad spikes are getting harder to find as they replace the wooden railroad ties with concrete.
Forged axe progression by Derrick Glaser at New England School of Metalwork (NESM). Give credit where credit's due.
Forging a Viking Axe
Forging a Viking Axe | My goal was to find a procedure that could best produce my “ideal" wish-list of features in a Viking-style axe eye with fairly simple tooling.
How to Forge a Railroad Spike Axe (by thepxsmith) • Smash the point into the shaft. • Keep smashing. • Try to keep it from bending while smashing. • When you get to 4”-4.5” you can stop smashing (Your...