Roy Underhill’s Tip for Tightening Loose Hatchets

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

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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.

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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.

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

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2017-04-20T09:59:25+00:00

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