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Wooden Wedges for Axe Handles

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Wooden wedges for axe handles fixes tool heads such as axes and adzes firmly onto their handles.

Made from seasoned hardwood, normally either oak or beech but other species may be used. In a range of sizes.

Four sizes available:

PLEASE NOTE THESE WOODEN WEDGES ARE HAND-MADE THEREFORE THERE WILL BE SMALL VARIANCEs IN DIMENSIONS

  • SMALL:  approximate dimensions: 45mm x 45mm x 8mm - Typically used for hatchets and smaller axes.
  • MEDIUM: approximate dimensions: 65mm x 65mm x 10mm - Typically used for small felling axes etc.
  • LARGE:  approximate dimensions: 75mm x 75mm x 10mm - Typically used for large splitting axes and felling axes.
  • EXTRA LARGE:  approximate dimensions: 90mm x 75mm x 10mm - Typically used for large felling axes.

SELECT SIZE FROM THE DROP-DOWN BOX BELOW.

  • Produce a saw kerf in the top of the handle approximately 3/4 of the depth of the axe or adze eye.  An ordinary panel saw will produce a kerf of about the right size. 
  • Fit the handle into the eye of the axe or adze head, this should be proud by about 6mm.
  • At this stage you may need to adjust the size of the wedge to make it fit the length of the kerf. Apply a little wood glue to the thin end of the wedge 
  • Hammer the wooden wedge into the sawn kerf until it will go no further, trim any excess wedge flush with the top of the handle.
  • The handle should protrude approximately 6mm (1/4") beyond the eye of the axe head.

It is usual to also fit a second wedge (although not strictly traditional) made of steel at an angle between 45-90 degrees to the wooden wedge.  If fitted accurately, this should produce a handle that will be secure for many years.

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