Friday, August 11, 2017

Vaughan 20520 Carpenters Half Hatchet Axe

This is an axe wedge that helps keep the axe blade on the handle
Axe metal wedge
By Gary Boutin

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Carpenters Half Hatchet axe Vaughan 20520
Metal wedge 

This month the Carpenters half hatchet axe is the being featured in four steps.Axes serve three purposes, cutting, splitting and shaping. The carpenter's axe has a slightly larger than a hatchet and used in traditional woodwork, joinery and log-building. The poll (butt) is designed for use as a hammer. These hatchets has a groove for pulling nails.

Step 1: Fig.1
above shows the parts of the axe. The axe has two components, the head,and the shaft. The head is bounded by the bit (or blade) at one end, and the poll (or butt) at the other.

Fig.1 Carpenters Half Hatchet Features
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the parts of the axe. The top corner of the metal bit where the cutting edge begins is called the toe, and the bottom corner is known as the heel. Either side of the metal head is called the cheek. The hole where the wooden haft is mounted is called the eye

Fig.2 Metal parts
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the part of the metal bit that descends below the rest of the axe-head is called the beard. The axe haft is sometimes called the handle, is made of a hickory. The shoulder is where the head mounts onto the haft, and the haft is held in place by wooden wedges.
Fig.3 Metal bit
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the belly of the haft (wood handle) is the longest part, and the throat is where it curves sharply down into to the short grip, just before end of the haft, which is known as the knob.

Fig.4 Wooden handle

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