Wintter has traditionally been the time to repair kit. So I discovered that my wetterlings hatchet had a chip in it, and since it stupidly was taken inside
from the shed, the haft has dried some during the autumn and winter, making the head a little bit loose.
So axe now restored by grinding out the chip, remaking the edge, and polished back to wetterlings sharp by a paddle strop. The rehanged the axe complete with a new wedge.
The head is quite unmovable now, and should be even more so after a few months where it bellong...in the shed. But some treatment with linseed oil should also help :-)
Now...on to finding a cheap, similar weighted hatchet for the wife...she has been hogging this one since it canme into the house, hence its condition.