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    Slot punches

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    Handled slot punches made from old hatchets.

    Hatchets are a popular item to forge, but handleless hatchets are two a penny. All I had to do was cut off bits and sand the remainder.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Slot Punches to our Metalworking category,
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    Never got a chance but always thought of using a go-devil splitting maul to make a hot cut, or re forging an adze into a gutter adze. Thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by suther51 View Post
    Never got a chance but always thought of using a go-devil splitting maul to make a hot cut, or re forging an adze into a gutter adze. Thanks for posting
    I think a maul would not hold an edge: I made mine from axes, that had split across the eye. I made a gutter adze from an agricultural implement, like a big hoe. Coincidentally I drilled out the remains of the handle this afternoon: it had gone wormy.

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    Ya know Phillip something that I like to do from time to time is take an old axe head and refurbish and rehandle it to restored condition. There's something really satisfying to me about fully restoring an axe so that it works well and looks nice. Using it for various things is the icing on that cake.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    I just had a thought - something that would be fun here is to have an axe restoration contest. Let it run for say 6 months and then get the mods to choose a winner and maybe even create a special award badge for the winner. At the very least a bunch of guys would have nice axes to use that they didn't have before. I think I'll suggest it to Jon.
    Last edited by Crusty; Jan 17, 2020 at 12:42 PM.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Good! You got a competitor here!

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    I just sent a report to the mods suggesting the same.

    Now I need to see what my old axe needs to be a contest princess.



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