Introduction: Wooden Viking Bearded Axe

Since my audience wanted me to make an bearded Viking axe I decided to make one and here it is.

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Step 1: Axe Shape

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Draw your design and cut it out with jigsaw

Step 2: Glue Time

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Glue to get more thickness around the axe eye socket

Step 3: Clean and Drill

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Cut out the excess wood with coping saw

Drill out the eye socket

Step 4: Forging

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Remove waste wood to get axe shape you want

Make a bevel on the edge and don't cut yourself on it (like me)

Give it some texture with a hammer

Step 5: Paint (the Most Critical Part)

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First seal it with sealer (In my case it's nitro lacquer)

Apply 2 or 3 coats of silver spray

When dry apply the black spray from distance

after all this steps your axe will look like cast iron :/ but to make it aged/epic

use a trick which I accidentally found out:

Apply paint thinner on piece of cloth and rub it on to get aged look

PS just don't overdo it but if you do you can apply more silver and black spray and repeat the process

Step 6: Handle

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Plane it to fit the eye socket on your axe head

Cut out the wedge slot

Stain it to match aged look of axe head

Step 7: Fitting

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Hammer on the axe on handle and insert the wedge

Step 8: An Epic Looking Axe

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Finished axe

Please if you have some questions write me a comment down below or send me a message me via Instagram

I am happy to help anytime... sometimes I even sleep :p

Please be sure to watch the video and give me your opinion :)


flomen1 (author)2017-11-22

whats the dimension of the board you used for your project?

danthemakerman (author)2017-03-21

Very cool and inspiring! Great video!

Thank you bro :)

pfred2 (author)2017-03-06

But how does it cut?

agis68 (author)pfred22017-03-07

isn't functional you lost the meaning!. Its live scale model of weapons

Epic Workshop (author)agis682017-03-07


Epic Workshop (author)pfred22017-03-07

I cut myself on it accidentaly while sharpening it, be sure to watch the video :)

agis68 (author)2017-03-07

epic awesomeness of model tools and weapons of an historic era and region. Voted and God speed for winning!!!

Epic Workshop (author)agis682017-03-07

Thank you for kind (Epic) words bro :D
Have a nice day

TjB29 (author)2017-03-06

Awesome shield in the background. Nice paint job

Epic Workshop (author)TjB292017-03-06

Thank you bro, I made a video for it, check it out :)

ronanry (author)2017-03-06

Man ! You got me on this one ! I was pretty sure it was a steel axe !

Great job !

Epic Workshop (author)ronanry2017-03-06

Ha! yeah even my friends asked me why did I bought F*!?$%& axe haahah

Thank you for kind words :)



woodbywright (author)2017-03-05

Not what I expected, but Extreamly cool. Love it!

Thank you :)

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