How to Make an Axe

Axe making can pose challenges, but follow these lessons learned to simplify this rewarding DIY tool project and learn how to make an axe.



Broadaxe
Enlarge this pattern to trace out your broadaxe.
Photo courtesy MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
Make an Axe
This broadaxe for hewing logs into beams is unique because most any independent homesteader can forge this design with just a little blacksmith experience. This design allows the maker to connect the blade to the side of the handle instead of having to forge an eye like those found on conventional axes.
Photo courtesy Bill Coperthwaite











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