Fig 101 Driving The Handle In The Eye Of The Ax

B, C, or D (Fig. 98), to cause the cutting edge to rest on a workbench or table, at a point about two thirds from the tip, while the end of the handle rests on the bench. This forms the proper "hook" on the ax to make it cut well.

3. After enough wood is removed to allow the handle to be driven into the eye with a mallet, place the handle in the metal vise, as shown in Figure 99, and rip a slot in the end of the handle, to about two thirds of the depth of the eye. The handle should be placed within % and % in. of the largest part of the handle.

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