Horse Shoe Axe Hanger

Introduction: Horse Shoe Axe Hanger

About: I enjoy making knifes, leather projects, amateur jewelry and what ever else I can get into! I also have a YouTube channel with other projects! Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee…

I have a axe that has been laying on the dirt floor leaning against the wall of my shop for a long time. That changes today! I am going to take a old horse shoe and turn it into a hangar for my axe. This is a pretty simple project that you could do without a forge and anvil a cutting torch and something to hammer on will work but since I have a forge and anvil I'm going to use them.

Supplies

MATIRIAL
horse shoe
Coal

EQUIPMENT
Hammer
Anvil
Forge
Spray can of Matt clear coat
Angle grinder with wire brush
Drill press (any drill will do)

Step 1: Closing the Shoe

So the first thing we need to do is heat up the shoe. This hose shoe it a little wider than my axe handle so I take and hammer the side of the shoe to close it up just a little more to make it fit my axe.

Step 2: Bending the Tips

Next we need to bend the tips of the shoe into hooks that match the axe. So I heat the ends and get to work on my anvils horn, then to bend it a little steeper I use the shoulder of my anvil. After I shape both hooks I carefully check and make sure the axe fits just right then dunk the hooks in water.

Step 3: Drill a Hole

After it is cool I drill a hole into the middle of the shoe to hang it with.

Step 4: Cleaning It Up

Next I take a side grinder with a heavy wire brush and clean the axe hanger.

Step 5: Painting

To keep it from rusting I paint it with some rustoleum matt clear coat, you could use black or any other color you like but I love the look of bare metal.

Step 6: Hang Up Your Axe

And we are done! I think this project turned out great and it works and looks great! So I definitely think you should give this a try. If you would like to watch a video of me making this here is the link to the video- https://youtu.be/YP4bHBcZnhs

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    11 months ago

    That's a fun reuse project :)