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Roy Underhill’s Tip for Tightening Loose Hatchets

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Blog entry by WoodAndShop posted 06-02-2014 07:39 PM 958 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com)

In my above video I share a tip that Roy Underhill taught me about how to tighten my loose hewing hatchet’s head.

A few months ago, while filming a DVD in his school, I took the opportunity to ask Roy a question that I couldn’t find an answer to. He shared his advice, and I’ve been eager to test it out.

He taught me that even though I already had a wooden wedge I could add a second metal wedge (at a diagonal) to add extra tightening power.

I’m happy to report that Roy Underhill’s advice worked very well. Thanks Roy!

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#1 posted 07-16-2014 02:05 AM

Excellent.
Not so obvious to me. I should able to get the metal wedge at the hardware store. Right?
This should work for hammers, axes…...etc.

Thanks for sharing.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 11:48 AM

Hi, thanks for checking it out! Yes, Lowes or Home depot have these in their axe section.

-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials: http://WoodAndShop.com

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