Roy Underhill’s Tip for Tightening Loose Hatchets

//Roy Underhill’s Tip for Tightening Loose Hatchets

In my above video I share a tip that Roy Underhill taught me about how to tighten my loose hewing hatchet’s head.


A few months ago, while filming a DVD in his school, I took the opportunity to ask Roy a question that I couldn’t find an answer to. He shared his advice, and I’ve been eager to test it out.


He taught me that even though I already had a wooden wedge I could add a second metal wedge (at a diagonal) to add extra tightening power.


I’m happy to report that Roy Underhill’s advice worked very well. Thanks Roy!

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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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