What is the best wood for axe wedges?

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Forum topic by BigJon posted 11-06-2015 01:29 PM 594 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2015 01:29 PM

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have a good friend that is a black smith, and makes quite a number of axes. So much so the local supply of wedges have been depleted and the quality of said wedges is lack luster at best. So I have been asked to make a couple hundred. What would be a good wood to make these from? Ash, oak, walnut, popular? Any advice? Don’t want to put a crummy wedge in a $200 forged axe.


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#1 posted 11-06-2015 02:14 PM

I use poplar on mine.

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