Axe With Replaceable Blade

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Introduction: Axe With Replaceable Blade

You will need a Large utility knife blade, a chuck of hickory or other hardwood, and woodworking tools.

Step 1: Axe With Changeable Blade

What the video and if you have any questions continue on with the rest of the instructable.

Step 2: Design

Trace an old axe handle or freehand your own design.

Step 3: Cut

Cut out your handles rough shape. I prefer to use the bandsaw but you could probably use a jigsaw or handsaw.

Step 4: Shape

Shape your handle with a drawknife and small spoke shave. Use your Drawknife to remove the bulk of the material.

Step 5: Attach Your Blade

Cut a groove in the head for the blade to slide into. My blade was roughly 1/8 wide. Drill two holes in your handle that match the holes in the blade. Bolt the blade through the holes and you are all set.

Step 6: DONE

Stick a fork in it because it's done.

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    7 Comments

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    nickton
    nickton

    10 months ago

    nice job. But is the removable blade really necessary?

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    Last Leaf Studio
    Last Leaf Studio

    Reply 10 months ago

    absolutely not. Just for fun.

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    deluges
    deluges

    Question 10 months ago

    ..

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    Last Leaf Studio
    Last Leaf Studio

    Reply 10 months ago

    I don't know how to report stolen content. Are you suggesting I stole this?

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    deluges
    deluges

    Reply 10 months ago

    My bad - had several ibles open and one was obvious plagiarism, I thought I was commenting somewhere else! Good job on this handle

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    Last Leaf Studio
    Last Leaf Studio

    Reply 10 months ago

    Phew! I am glad that was the case. Thanks for checking out the handle.